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Salt Painted Spiderweb

For a fun process art activity for Halloween, try making a salt painted spiderweb! Kids will love seeing the paint run along the salt in this Halloween process art activity!

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Salt Painted Spiderwebs

Salt Painted Spiderweb Craft

Salt painting is such a fun project for kids. All you need is salt, glue and watercolor paint to create these colorful spiderwebs.

Not only are the results beautiful, but the process is fun too! Kids loving seeing the paint run along the salt.

Supplies Needed to Make a Salt Painted Spiderweb

  • Black cardstock
  • Watercolor paints – we used this kids set. You can also use liquid watercolors.
  • Table salt
  • White glue – a smaller bottle with a smaller nozzle will make a thinner glue line and this helps keep the salt not too clumpy.
  • Paintbrush
  • A little bit of water
Spiderweb Art Salt Painted

Watch the full video tutorial here before you get started!


  • We recommend painting right away. The salt can start to flake off so it’s best to paint as soon as you add the salt.
  • Use some cardboard underneath your cardstock to avoid getting your counter or table wet as the watercolor may seep through a bit.
  • This art will not keep. If you’d like to keep your art, paint on white cardstock instead and then you can scrape the salt off once done. Then you will have a watercolor painting underneath.
spiderweb salt painting for kids

How to Make a Salt Painted Spiderweb

1. First, sketch out a spiderweb with a pencil on a black piece of cardstock.

You want to use a thick cardstock paper so that the watercolor will not seep through. You can also paint on cardboard. The paper we are using is 110lb weight.

Draw Spider Web on Paper

2. Add glue to your lines.

Try to make the glue lines in one motion. This is so that you do not get pools of glue in your lines.

Add Glue to Spider web

3. Sprinkle on your salt.

Pour the salt over your glue to ensure you coat every line. If you miss any spots the color won’t run over that part.

Sprinkle with salt

We like to keep a separate stash of salt for art activities. So when you’re done you can shake off the remaining salt and store again for another salt craft.

4. Gently shake off the excess salt.

Shake off salt from spider web

5. Now you can paint your spiderweb!

We recommend painting right away. If you’re using a watercolor palette, make sure your brush has lots of water on it so that the paint spreads when painting.

Paint Salt with Watercolors
Paint salt spider web

We love the neon colors used against the black paper for this Halloween craft! You can also use orange paper and paint with black watercolors.

See how many different web designs you can make!

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