Paper Spider Web

Fold and cut paper to make an easy spider web. Make one as a fun spider-themed activity or create several as awesome Halloween decorations.
Paper Spider Web craft

Materials

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • White string or thread

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Paper Spider Web craft 1.

Prepare the paper.

Start out with a rectangular piece of paper such as regular A4 or Letter size copy paper or go with larger paper sizes (e.g. newspaper, butcher paper, etc.) for a bigger spider web. Avoid using card stock or thick paper since these will be difficult to cut. I opted for a sheet of wax paper for a delicate, easy-to-cut, and slightly transluscent spider web.
Step 2 Paper Spider Web craft 2.

Make the first fold.

Bring the paper's top right corner down to meet the opposite edge, forming a triangle.
Step 3 Paper Spider Web craft 3.

Trim the excess paper.

Cut the excess length of paper below the triangle.

Step 4 Paper Spider Web craft 4.

Make the second fold.

Fold the triangle in half by bringing the bottom right corner up to meet the top left corner.
Step 5 Paper Spider Web craft 5.

Make the third fold.

Fold the resulting triangle again in half by bringing the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.
Step 6 Paper Spider Web craft 6.

Make the fourth fold.

Bring the triangle's bottom side to meet the opposite side.
Step 7 Paper Spider Web craft 7.

Trim the excess paper.

Trim off the excess paper above the triangle's shortest side.
Step 8 Paper Spider Web craft 8.

Curve out the top of the triangle.

Draw an arc connecting the top corners of the triangle. Cut along the arc.
Step 9 Paper Spider Web craft 9.

Draw the sections of the web.

Draw curved rectangles along one straight edge of the paper. Each section should be wide enough to almost touch the opposite edge.
Step 10 Paper Spider Web craft 10.Ask for an adult's help.

Cut out the sections.

Carefully cut out the sections.
Step 11 Paper Spider Web craft 11.

Unfold the paper.

Gently unfold the paper to reveal your spider web.
Step 12 Paper Spider Web craft 12.

Make a spider.

A spider web wouldn't be complete without a spider! Draw and cut one or craft an easy three-dimensional arachnid with any of these crafts:
Step 13a Paper Spider Web craft 13.

Mount your spider web.

Use your spider web as a terrific Halloween decoration. Tie a length of white thread or thin string around each corner or point of the web. Mount the spider web by tying or taping the strings onto walls and other objects.

Position the spider on the web by lodging its legs in between the sections of the web. You can glue the spider in place if you like.
Step 13b Paper Spider Web craft For younger kids, gluing the web onto background paper is a great option. Have them draw a spider and some little bugs to glue onto the web.

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