We’re spending the day at home, where the kids are crafting everything they can get their hot little hands on, from the Halloween houses that I’ve got stashed in the pantry from last year’s clearance, to ornaments made from popsicle sticks they’ve pulled out of the junk drawers. Armed with the hot glue gun, I decided to offer up an idea to make Halloween crafts, to hang from the windows, made from hot glue.
A spiderweb is the easiest choice, it doesn’t have to be perfect and free-form creating it with the hot glue gun in hand is pretty simple. To create the hot glue spider web ornaments, make sure you’ve got a good amount of glue, and create thicker than thinner lines of the spider web.
For the hot glue gun, Olivia has been using a miniature version of one for the last couple of years (she’s seven). We made sure she understood that the glue is very hot, and can burn her skin – make sure that your child understands this before they attempt to make this craft on their own. For younger children, you can do the glue version of it, and they can do the spider web glitter and eyes.
Sparkly Hot Glue Spider Web Ornaments
You need: hot glue, glitter, googly eyes, parchment paper
Start with the hot glue, working quickly to create the spider web shape on to parchment or wax paper.
Use the glitter to put on to the hot glue, and create a fun glittered effect. Work quickly, or use this as a two person task. one person doing the hot glue and one person sprinkling on the glitter. Reserve the glitter for use on the next one.
Tip: You can create a stencil with a sharpie on the parchment paper for the children to follow, or they can create freeform spider webs on the parchment paper.
Stick on the googly eyes, and when the hot glue has dried completely, remove it from the parchment paper carefully.
After it has cooled completely, stick it up with string for a fun, window hanging ornament for Halloween.