Just a few simple folds and tips and kiddos of any age can begin to draw these detailed spider webs!
This spider web drawing really only requires paper and a drawing utensil, any drawing utensil. But…. I love the effect of white drawing on a colored surface! To get the looks you see below I used a white gel pen. (I keep these on hand because they’re fun for so many things. I love using them on top of colored marker too!)
Light weight paper or construction paper will work well! I love this neutral assortment but, of course, your spider webs can be any color you and your little people love!
Start with a circle….
Start by tracing a circle onto your paper. We used random rolls of tape, bowls, anything that’s nearby. Any size will work but larger will allow more room for detail.
Fold into half, than quarters, then eighths. Each time you fold make a nice sharp crease. These crease lines will be your guide for the structure of the spider web. Trace each of these lines. with a gel pen or whatever tool you’ve chosen.
Begin to draw the web….
Spider webs are so intricate and amazing to look at. By breaking a spider web down into tiny sections it become super easy to draw!
Now that your circle shape is is divided into eight sections you will start near the center . Draw a curved “C” shape in the first section. Repeat in the following section and so on. Each end of a “C” in one section will meet up with the end of the “C” in the next section- kind of a continuous looping line up and down between the spokes of the spider web.
For younger kids the lines of the web might be farther apart. But for older kids, encourage them to draw their lines close together. It will add to the over all detail of the drawing and make their spider web look even more real!
Learning how to draw a spider web is simple….
This spider web drawing is simple. You can use any drawing materials and it only takes a few minutes. But I love that it takes something complex and breaks it down into a simple mark, repeated over and over.
This is a great place to add in some literature connections to spiders. There are literally hundreds of factual books about spiders out there but I hand picked the books below for being clever, entertaining and, also slightly educational at the same time!
More how to draw tutorials…
Sometimes a simple suggestion or two makes all the difference between a child having a frustrating art experience and a totally satisfying one. By providing those tips and suggestions as our kiddos are ready for them we can provide positive creative experiences that leave our kids wanting more and know that they are artists!
The following posts are focused on learning some basic drawings skills and providing those “wow” moments for your kiddos when they’re so proud of what they created!
This post on how to turn a shape into a form actually links to a totally free mini course that will let me (digitally) teach your kiddos the difference between a shape and a form. They’ll learn some basic pencil skills they can apply to their won artwork going forward! Grab a cup of coffee and work with your student or set it up and go catch up on your adult-ing!
This tutorial is all about drawing whimsical patterned flowers full of pattern and color. You’ll need a Sharpie and washable markers. This one has a full video tutorial embedded right in the post!
Do you know what contour drawing is? Contour drawing a big concept but super fun one to explore with kids. Be prepared to let your guard down and giggle- this one can get a little silly!