Sticky Spider Web!

Sticky Spider Web Great Indoor Activity!

This is an absolute must if you want the kids to entertain themselves for a while and it’s a variation of the fabulous Sticky Spider Web activity I saw over on No Time For Flash Cards.  It’s much harder than it looks and isn’t the same as the Tape & Crepe activity on a previous post!!!  Perfect indoor activity for a rainy day!


Rather than set up the sticky spider web (masking tape) in a doorway, we made ours go up the staircase. Then we screwed up bits of tissue and threw them at the tape trying to get them to stick.  Brilliant for hand eye co-ordination and gross motor skills. The one who managed to get the most of their colour to stick was the winner, though quite frankly we were all so rubbish at it, it was a miracle that any stuck at all.  You can always cheat and make it easier for yourself by using super sticky gaffa tape!


After a while, the youngest one got bored of throwing and decided to commando crawl up and down underneath the web (great exercise so not complaining) and the middle one decided he was going to find his nerf gun and see how many spiders he could shoot down.  This then progressed into seeing how many bullets he could get to stick to the web and how many it took to take the web down.  Great target practice if you’re planning to work for MI5.


Sticky Spider Web Indoor or Outdoor Activity - Shooting Spiders
Sticky Spider Web Indoor Activity – Shooting ‘Spiders’


Once we’d decided we’d had enough, there was a huge fight over who got to clear it all up(!).


Odd children.


It soon transpired it’s because they wanted to be the first to run through and destroy the web and then see who could get the most tape stuck to their socks…


Sticky Spider Web Indoor or Outdoor Activity - Shooting Spiders
Great fun to clear up…

So all in all I’d say this was a roaring success!


You may also like to see other Crafts & Activities including:
Tape & Crepe
Indoor Or Outdoor Fun With training Markers
Have You Ever Played Pulleys

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  • Blossom & Badger - Vikki
    July 19, 2015 AT 10:52 PM

    Fantastic idea…am putting it on my wet weather list for my boys. Thanks!

    • International Elf Service
      July 20, 2015 AT 11:47 PM

      Thank you Vikki and yes it’s a good reason to get a big playdate going!

  • al ferguson
    July 17, 2015 AT 9:52 AM

    Great idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing it on #bigfatlinky

  • A Moment with Franca
    July 16, 2015 AT 10:31 PM

    Great fun!! Great idea!!! My girls will love that I’m sure!! xx #bigfatlinky

    • International Elf Service
      July 17, 2015 AT 10:27 AM

      Hopefully it will keep them amused for AGES 🙂

  • Sam Hunts Childminding
    July 16, 2015 AT 7:19 PM

    Genius – that is all xx

    • International Elf Service
      July 16, 2015 AT 9:04 PM

      I totally agree. If only I’d invented it in the first place 😉

  • mummyofboygirltwins
    July 14, 2015 AT 9:51 PM

    What a FAB idea and looks great fun – for the adults too – ha ha! Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars Jess x

    • International Elf Service
      July 15, 2015 AT 9:04 PM

      Er yes, I have to admit I may have had LOTS of goes…!

  • Mike B
    July 14, 2015 AT 8:07 PM

    I like the idea of the nerf Target practice after!!
    And clean up seems easy enough to have a kid run through it. until tape gets in someone’s hair.
    I will have to give this a try!

    • International Elf Service
      July 15, 2015 AT 9:03 PM

      Ah yes, didn’t think about the hair thing! Let me know of any pitfalls you discover if you do it!

  • Rob
    July 14, 2015 AT 3:20 AM

    What a clever idea for a craft and it certainly sounds like the kids had a great time. I can’t wait to try this at our house. #bigfatlinky

    • International Elf Service
      July 14, 2015 AT 2:34 PM

      Thanks Rob and yes it’s great isn’t it? I particularly loved the clean up time!

  • Mrs Tubbs
    July 13, 2015 AT 1:05 PM

    That’s genius! One to try during the summer holidays! Thank you

    • International Elf Service
      July 13, 2015 AT 10:03 PM

      If you can get them to set it all up themselves too then all the better!!! Thank you for popping in x

  • Mummy's Little Monkey (@Jax2000)
    July 12, 2015 AT 10:43 PM

    So much fuuuuuuuuuun! Can I come and play at your house??? 😉 xx

    • International Elf Service
      July 12, 2015 AT 10:46 PM

      You definitely can! I was so dreadful at this and mostly missed the stairs altogether! I blame my relative height….

  • Charlene
    July 12, 2015 AT 9:01 PM

    Yargh! You’re such a fun mum! And a game that the children WANT to tidy up, two thumbs up 🙂

    • International Elf Service
      July 12, 2015 AT 9:33 PM

      Thank you thought I never feel that I am particularly fun and it’s always a combo of rummaging on the internet and scraping the barrels of my brain! They did love this and bless them they do get excited about most things!

  • Becky
    July 12, 2015 AT 8:45 PM

    Love this idea! They look like they’re having a great time. Going to add this to my holiday entertainment list! Becky x

    • International Elf Service
      July 12, 2015 AT 9:32 PM

      Hi Becky – oh yes great idea – to have a holiday list I mean! Can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself 🙂

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