So, my kids love spider rings. And I think they are super creepy. So I found a way to make them fun (plus also this game) – painting with them!
This one is a messy project – but it’s so fun it’s worth it. We brought this one outside, and made sure the paint was washable!
Spider Ring Painting
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- colorful spider rings (just because I think the colorful ones are less creepy)
- Easel Paper Roll
- washable paint
- something to put the paint on (we used cardboard from cereal boxes)
- wet paper towels (especially if your kids tend to need the paint off NOW)
Select several colors of paint (we went Halloweeny and used orange, black, purple, and green), and pour them onto a piece of cardboard. Scatter a handful of spider rings. Roll out a large piece of paper and tape it down.
There are a few ways your kids can paint with them (and be warned, they are basically all messy):
- put a spider ring on their finger, put it into the paint, and then stamp it, smear it, and paint it onto the paper.
- hold the ring in their fingers, and use it as a stamp (this is how we started out – it’s a good way to ease into the paint-covered fingers).
- grab a bunch of spider rings and then rub them around the paper (my 4 year old’s preferred method!)
It’s fun how they mix the colors as they stamp – especially because it really does make the spider rings WAY less creepy!