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The ultimate Silly String fight breaks out in Houston: Kids take no prisoners in messy Children's Museum battle

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The Children's Museum of Houston became a tangled web of excitement recently when a special guest who is being celebrated during two weeks of activities there showed up for the facility's first ever "Silly String Showdown."

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Yes, it was Spider-Man who led the day of creating superhero accessories, learning how spiders weave webs, protecting your secret identity — and duking it out for fun with Silly String.

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The kids received Spider-Man shirts for participating in the big Silly String match. The young superheroes also donned protective eyewear and plastic caps before entering "battle."

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The two teams took their marks behind the roped-off field.

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Let that string fly!

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It was organized chaos as the teams tried to cover each other with Silly String.

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During and afterward, participants were all smiles — and all stringy.

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The pumped up kids went through more than 20 cans of Silly String per team and had a blast while spraying their opponents. Ye-gads! Look at all that Silly String!

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Of course, Spidey posed for photos with fans.

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And more fans.

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And especially mini-Spidies.

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Later, Spider-Man performed acrobatic feats for an enthusiastic audience. See you next year, Spider-Man!