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Make your own spider web

Updated on October 15, 2014

Make Your Own Spider Web - A Fun Do It Yourself Project

Here is a fun Halloween inspired lens to show you how you can make your own spider webs using polyester commercial landscape fabric and simple Kirigami folding and cutting techniques.

Included in this lens are Step by Step instructions, a video and photos showing you how to fold and cut a unique spider web.

I have also included two Free Bonus Spider PDF files that have black spider graphics. Print out and cut some spiders to add to your spider web effect.

Happy Spooking!

Polyester Landscape Fabric - You get a lot of material for the price.

You can make a whole assortment of spider webs with just one roll of fabric.Find a friend and share the cost and make some spider webs together. Get the kids involved and have them make some of their own. Fabric is usually sold in various sizes.

Steps for making your spider web

  1. View and review the Step by Step instructions on how to cut a spider web that is listed below.
  2. View the video listed below on how to make your own spider web. The Step by Step instructions and the video vary on steps and cutting techniques. Use what method of folding and cutting that works best for you.
  3. Now that you are familiar with the steps on how to make a spider web decide on what materials you want your spider web to be made from.
  4. Get some paper and scissors and practice making a spider web. When you are happy with your practice techniques you will be ready to start creating a spider web with the material of your choice I used landscape polyester fabric cloth, but you can use paper, plastic or other fabric.
  5. Now that you have created a spider web. Print out and make some spiders to go along with your spider web decoration.
  6. Have fun decorating!

Step by Step - How to fold and cut a spider web.

Visit the Origami Resource Center and view the instructions for a Kirigami Spider Web. The Origami Resource Center also shows spider web cutting variations.

Video - Learn How To Fold And Cut A Spider Web - Daily Origami: 143 - Halloween - Spider Web

Here is an informative video by Heather who shows you how to cut out a paper spider web,

Origami: Spiderweb

Designed by: origami-resource-center.com

Made by: Heather

Practice Makes Perfect!

Take your time!

Get familiar with the folding and cutting techniques.

Practice your folds and cuts using paper.

When you are happy with your skills then start your folding and cutting on your final product.

Getting started

Gather your scissors and material of choice.

The following photos show polyester landscape fabric that you can purchase at Amazon or your local hardware store.

You can also use sheets of plastic, a black plastic garbage bag, paper, and fabric of your choice.

If at any time you are unsure of the steps, then reference the Step by Step instructions or review the video.

Cut and Measure
Cut and Measure

Measure and cut a square of your material

To make your spider web you need a square of your material. My material was 49 inches wide so I measured and cut a 49 inch by 49 inch square. You can make your spider web any size you want.

Square of material ready to be folded

Get your square of material ready for folding. I put the white painters tape on the bottom of the square to help you see the first fold.

Fold your material in half.

First fold your square material in half. (Note that the painters tape is now at the top.) Then fold your square in half again and mark the halfway point. I used a piece of painters tape to mark the half way point. Reopen the last fold.

Second fold

Make your second fold using the bottom guideline to help you find your half way point.

Make your third fold

Bring the other side over to make a triangle shape.

Get your scissors and make your first cut

Cut off the top and make a triangle shape.

If you are following the Step by Step procedure you can start shaping you web after removing the top.

If you are following the video you want to fold over this triangle one more time before your start cutting out your shape.

4th Fold Demonstrated in Video

Start cutting and shaping your web

I choose to use the steps given in the video. The triangle is folded in half before cutting. Refer to the video or Step by Step to decide which method you want to use before cutting your material. I made a cut at the top of the material to start the shape of the web.

Cut your web

Continue cutting out the shape of your web. Take your time.

When you are done cutting gently unfold your web to reveal your unique spider web design.

Completed spider web

Have fun hanging your spider web around the house. Drape one on a table or the back of a chair. Display a spider web on your porch or at the front door.

Add some spiders to your web. Make your own spiders with the two FREE BONUS PDF Spider files that I have included in this lens or purchase some neat spiders at Amazon.

Printable PDF file for you to print and use.
Printable PDF file for you to print and use.

Spiders for your web

Printable PDF file for you to use.

Print out your own spiders

and cut them out. The more spiders the better! Scatter spiders around your house or on a table. Attach spiders to objects and walls.

More spiders for your to use.

Printable PDF file for you to use.

Print out your own second set of spiders

and cut them out.

I'd rather buy my spiders

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      Art Inspired 3 years ago

      @ecogranny: Make it a creative day!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Terrific tutorial! Your well-illustrated instructions make it look so easy, and I love your graphic designs. Thank you for sharing this page. I'm pinning it.

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      Aladdins Cave 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Great stuff. Love the way you used PDF print out. I have not been able to use that yet.

      Must keep trying and learning to make my Lens's better.

      Thank you and Cheers from DOWNUNDER

      PS Thanks again for liking my lens Road Trip Japn

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      Loraine Brummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      A great Halloween decorating item. Thanks for the instructions.

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      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      It's funny that I can't stand live spiders, but I love the fake ones, and always decorate my house with them on Halloween!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Amazing. Now I'm ready for Halloween.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      Neat, great tutorial.

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      Great artistic work, thanks for sharing.

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      maijame 5 years ago

      Thanks for the squidlike and for including my lens in your featured lenses section. This spider web is a great idea that I could even use in my classroom. Love the Frankie button, too!

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      Art Inspired 5 years ago

      @donnetted: You are welcome. Have a fantastic and creative day!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Oh you are terribly talented, than you so much for sharing your resources! Blessed by a Squid Angel x

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      oooMARSooo LM 5 years ago

      Wow, great Lens!!! So artistic, attractive and FUN!