DIY Puff Paint Spider Webs (Super fast, Kid Friendly activity!)

The past couple of weeks I've been feeling a little under the weather and I haven't had as much time to devote to Halloween projects as I'd like.  This week, I was really hankering for something to do (that didn't involve long hours in my garage) and I decided to go with an old standby: DIY Puff Paint Spider Webs.  Possibly one of the easiest, quickest and least expensive projects, it's a great one for adults and kids alike.  I mean, you get to play with Puffy Paint again!  What could be better? (Remember all those hideous shirts we made in elementary school?  Ahhhhh, the 80's...)

What You'll Need: 

- Puffy Paint or, as it's apparently now known, "Dimensional Paint" (Is it me or is that WAY less fun?).   I recommend Black, Glow in the Dark, and Silver Sparkle, but any color that suits your fancy will do.  
- *Nonstick Baking Sheets  -or- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper Baking sheets work best, but if you're weirded out about using them, wax and parchment paper work just fine.
Let's Do This 

1.  Place your baking sheet, or spread your wax paper on a flat surface.
2.  Using your puffy paint, create spider web designs.  Get crazy. I personally think that half webs and quarter webs look best, but have fun with it.

3. Allow to dry.  Give them longer than you think.  I usually let them sit overnight to make sure the paint is completely dry all the way through.

4. Once dry, peel carefully from the paper or baking sheet.  (Spider webs will stretch and droop a bit when you remove them.)
5.  Hang 'em up!

- *The baking sheet will allow for easier peel.  When peeling from a paper base, you may occasionally get a little of the paper stuck to the back. This doesn't bother me as I'm usually hanging it against something, but it's something to be aware of.
- Then designing, make sure all lines truly connect.
I love the Glow in the Dark Webs! Such a fun touch to dark areas!
- Thicker lines work better as they're less likely to pull apart when you remove them. 
- Strongest connections need to be at the intersecting points.
- Black colored webs stand out quite well on their own in doorways, windows and mirrors. 
- Silver webs tend to blend if they're not against something dark (pictures, dark walls). 
- Glow in the dark are my favorite for dark spots like stairwells and hallways. 

Super easy right?  I love this project because it's great for kids (Hot pink spider web? Why not!) and it's such a fun way to get into the spirit and add a little detail to your decor. 

More Haunted House Additions to Come! 

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