Spider web rice art is a great Halloween craft for preschoolers or toddlers, when supervised by an adult of course. It teaches them to learn to draw lines and shapes. It’s also inexpensive and easy to make. All you need is 3 items and you can get started! If you teach a Sunday school class, this would be an easy Halloween craft to let your young students make because it’s quick and easy and they could complete them during one class and have something to take home to show Mom and Dad!
Materials list: sheet of black construction paper, uncooked rice and glue (for a larger spider web art piece, try using black poster board to make a giant spider web.
1. With the glue start from one corner of the construction paper and draw a line to the other corner.
2. Do the same thing for the other two corners. You should end up with a white X on the paper.
3. Draw a line from the center of one side to the other.
4. Do the same thing for the other side. You should now have an X and a + on the paper with all of the lines intersecting in the center.
5. About 1″ from the intersection draw a circle.
6. An inch from this circle draw an octagon around the first circle. To make the octagon, draw with the glue a line connecting each line around the web with a small line in between. Keep making octagons until you get to the edge of the paper.
7. Shake uncooked rice on the paper covering all of the glue.
8. Let the glue dry completely.
9. Lift the paper up vertically and let the unglued rice fall off.
10. If there are a few empty spots where there is no rice, it’s okay. Just add a spot of glue and drop one or two pieces of rice to fill in.
If you wanted a sparkly spider web, you could substitute gold or silver glitter to cover the glue. The finished spider art could be hung on the refrigerator for decoration and to show off your child’s artwork, or they could be placed in the center of the table with small pumpkins or candles sitting on it.