I recently came across stART (Story + Art = A Great stART) on A Mommy’s Adventures. As a former elementary school teacher I love it. My son and I check out books from the library all the time, and they are always related to what he is interested in or what is happening in our lives. So, I love being able to take the story and use it to come up with an art activity for Lil’man to do.
This week one of our library books was The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. This story is about a spider who is busy spinning her web. Lots of farm animals try to get her to do something with them, but she is just too busy. My son really loved the different farm animals, but he also loved the fact that he could feel the web the spider was spinning.
For our art project we recreated the spiders web.
Now there was some prep work on my part, but it was well worth it. To prep for this you will need blue finger paint, a black crayon and…
Create a spider web using the glue gun on the finger painting paper. Set aside to cool and dry. While you wait have your child color the brown construction paper with a black crayon. It adds texture to your fence posts. (I cut mine first and it was harder for him to color it.)
Then bring the spider web over and add a glob of blue finger paint. Let you child spread the blue paint around, while feeling the bumpy spider web. While they are doing this, cut 4 strips from the brown construction paper for the fence posts.