Making a Salt Spider Web Painting

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October 19, 2018

Salt Spider Web Painting - spiderweb card on the mantelThis is a fun activity for the kids to play with. And especially if you don't have glitter on hand, you can use salt as a cheaper alternative and some water colors, or acrylic paint mixed with water.


This is not just for Halloween themes, you can make any painting/drawing with the glue.

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • card
  • acrylic paint
  • glue
  • salt
  • Q-tip
Salt Spider Web Painting - supplies


  1. Use black construction paper. Or, if you don't have any on hand - paint a sturdy piece of paper (or card) with acrylic black paint. Allow to dry.
  2. Salt Spider Web Painting - use black paper or paint some
  3. Using liquid glue, draw your design. I went with a spiderweb.
  4. Salt Spider Web Painting - using school glue draw a cross
    Salt Spider Web Painting - add two more crossing lines of glue for the base structure of the web
    Salt Spider Web Painting - draw glue lines connecting the spokes, with drooping U shapes
    Salt Spider Web Painting - add a second web ring between the center and the outer one
  5. Place your painting in a shallow box, making this project less messy and have your child sprinkle salt all over.
  6. Salt Spider Web Painting - place drawing in a shallow box to contain mess and pour salt over the glue outline
    Salt Spider Web Painting - salt sprinkled over the web design
    Salt Spider Web Painting - add more

  7. Shake off the remainder of the salt. This project can be left as is, but you can add color!
  8. Salt Spider Web Painting - shake off excess salt
  9. Using watercolor or acrylic paint mix with water. Dab in a Q-tip and touch to the drawing and watch the salt change colors.
  10. Salt Spider Web Painting - watered down paint in a small cap
    Salt Spider Web Painting - dip in a Q-tip
    Salt Spider Web Painting - touch Q-tip to the salt and watch it absorb the paint
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