Giant Spider Web Maze for Kids

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Of course, a large spider web maze for the kids was in store… we just had to! You know how much I love mazes… and spider webs seems to be the theme in our house this Halloween.

Spider web maze to make for the kids to find their way through

Plus, I found a super easy way for clean up with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes [who’s sponsoring this conversation], so the kids can use markers to go through their mazes now. [Ahem, the kids absolutely love the clean up…] The wipes will be great to have on hand to stay healthy during the holiday season when everyone’s coming and going, as well as cleaning up after crafts and activities.

Spider Web Maze Prep

I taped out a large spider web on my floor. It doesn’t matter what type of floor you have, just so that its not carpet. Any wipeable surface will work well for this, tile, vinyl, wood, whatever. If you’re worried about your finish, try it in a spot first. I’ve never had troubles, except in areas where my finish is already almost worn off.

Tape Spider Web

After I got the spider web how I wanted it, I then took a washable marker [I completely trust our Crayola washable markers, they have yet to fail me, they come out of everything] and traced a path through the maze.

With that path as my guide, I ripped off pieces of the tape to make it impassable and to actually make it a spider web maze.

Spider web maze with tape on the floor

I made one line of the spider web longer then the rest to be the starting point, and then laid Henry’s beaded spider in the center of the maze as the finish.

Once I made sure there were no alternative routes to the maze, I erased all my marker lines with the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes [yep, I’m disinfecting my floors in the process]. The marker literally wipes right off.

With the spider web maze ready, I let the kids have their turn at finding their way through the maze.

Find your way through a giant spider web maze

They used the same washable markers to find their way through the maze and get to the spider.

Mazes for KidsIf you’re as big of a maze fan as we are, you have to check out the 10 Mazes for Preschoolers [they’re great for most ages, and there’s even learning involved!]

Henry did it pretty easily, despite my best effort to try to trip him up.

A spider web maze for kids this Halloween

George just followed Henry along, tracing the lines of tape in whatever way he pleased. He was funny. He got to a dead end in the maze and said he made it! Yay! Then went on to trace the tape further to another dead end! Hey, he’s practicing his writing… I let it go.

A spider web maze for kids for Halloween

Henry went through the maze several times, from start to finish and even from the spider at the finish back to the start.

He even tried starting in other spots to see if he could find a different route to the spider.

I didn’t quite make it that fancy though.

A giant spider web maze for kids for Halloween

When they finally had enough, they wiped all their marks off clean with the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.

Clean up with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

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George is 3 years old. Henry is 5.5 years old.

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  1. Amanda K says

    We have a large, energetic dog that needs daily walks – even when it’s cold! With that being said, at the very least we can count on family walks with the dog. I’m also a huge fan of yoga, and I can sometimes get other household members to partake in such activities with me :) I’m also a huge believer that the best kind of gift is an experience, not an item; we therefore usually do something active as a family (extended and immediate), such as bowling, as part of a gift. Plus, if it’s snowing while we’re in Ohio, we’ll just have to go sledding ;)

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  2. Tammy Jackson says

    Clean hands, warm jammies, lots of oranges and vitamin C has been a life saver in this house. Also, lots of fresh air helps prevent sickness! Fingers crossed for a healthy winter! :)

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