These fun & easy paper spiderwebs make the perfect Halloween decorations and they’re simple enough to make with your kids!
I love it when you have a good idea for a craft that comes out of nowhere. The other day I was sitting there not thinking about work and I started thinking about paper snowflakes and how much my kids like making them.
And then I started thinking about Halloween and realized you could probably make paper spiderwebs just like you make paper snowflakes and wouldn’t that be fun?!
I know, it’s not the most revolutionary world changing idea, and probably someone else has tried it before, but I wanted to share with you guys because they turned out really cute and were so fun to make!
They look cute strung together like this.
Or you can tape them on the walls or windows or hang them from the ceiling. They’d be cute draped along a railing.
Bonus points if you add a silly plastic spider!
I do want to tell you the one thing that will make or break your paper spiderwebs. Your scissors. If you are trying to do this with the crappy old scissors that you keep in your junk drawer, it’s probably not going to go very well.
I’m a little bit of a scissor fanatic. Likewise, if you have fabric or sewing scissors DO NOT use them for this project. It sounds weird but nothing dulls sewing scissors more than paper.
My family knows not to mess with my sewing scissors!
So get some good quality crafting scissors, preferably with a sharp tip so you can easily get into the corners of the web. Take it slow, if you have kids they may need a little help getting those inside corners and that’s ok!
Let’s make some easy paper spiderwebs together!
- Get one sheet of regular white letter sized paper, a pair of scissors and a pencil
- Fold one corner of the paper up to the other edge to form a square
- Cut off the excess strip of paper
- Fold the triangle in half again
- Fold the triangle in half a second time
- Finally fold the triangle in half a third time so it looks like this
- Cut off the excess paper at the open end of the triangle
- Your final folded paper triangle will look like this
- Sketch a web segment shape like this with the vertical straight part along the fully folded edge of your triangle as shown
- Cut out between the webs of your spiderweb with scissors
- Carefully unfold your paper spiderweb
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Printworks 100 Percent Recycled Multipurpose Paper, 20 Pound, 92 Bright, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 400 sheets (00018), White
AmazonBasics Multipurpose, Comfort Grip, Titanium Fused, Stainless Steel Office Scissors - Pack of 3
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Pre-Sharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 18-Pack (13818)
1 1/2" Plastic Spiders
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