Does your Lil’ ever want to go a little crazy with the liquid glue?
If so, today is their lucky day.
We will be working on our creative skills and fine motor skills as we make some glue webs.
This activity is also fabulous for sensory play. While your Lil’ is creating their web, they will be touching their art supplies and after, they can glide their hand along the finished product.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Salt

*Food Coloring

*Ziplock Bag

*Construction Paper

*Glue

Step #1
Color your salt

  • Pour salt in a Ziplock bag.
  • Add food coloring. Work on mixing colors by combining two different colors.
  • Seal the bag and mix until all the salt is colored.
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Step #2
Using liquid glue, squeeze glue over the paper and draw a web by going in a circular motion.

It is okay for this to be a little messy.

Step #3
Sprinkle the colored salt over the wet glue.

Be sure to cover all of the glue.

Step #4
Pour off the excess salt.
Step #5
Allow the glue to dry and draw a small spider by the web if you wish.

Also be sure to run your hand over the web feel it just like the web in The Very Busy Spider.

Teacher Tip

If you want to avoid teaching your Lil’ to play with the glue, you can pour some glue in a bowl. Use a paint brush to scoop the glue and hover over the paper while moving the brush to create your web.

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