PRESERVING A SPIDER'S WEB
You need: A piece of black card, glue, spray can of varnish, spray can of paint.
1. Make sure the
spider has finished with the web and is not on the web.
2.Spread a thin layer of glue on the black card.
3. Spray the web with the paint, gold or white are particularly suitable. Or
you could gently brush on some talcum powder.
4. Bring the glued side of the card carefully up behind the web. Avoid any
sideways movement. Try to get all parts of the web to stick to the card at once.
5. Cut the supporting threads at the edges of the web - the spider will soon
make a new one.
6. Spray the web with varnish to form a protective layer. Hang up your
preserved web - it makes an unusual and attractive picture if you frame it.
It takes practise to get spider's webs to stick onto the card without
distortion. Don't be disappointed if your first efforts are rather folded or tangled up.
If anyone has any other great Spider
Art ideas, please send them in!!