How to Make a Simple Paper Spider in its Web: More DIY Halloween Decorations!

First, take a square piece of paper and fold it in half. I usually just start cutting out the spider freehand, but if you prefer, draw the spider on the paper first, like this:

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Then cut out everything surrounding the spider’s body and legs, leaving a border around the edge.

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Open it up and there you have it: A creepy paper spider to hang up for Halloween. Tip: If you want the spider to be a black widow, cut a diamond shape out of the abdomen and tape a piece of red paper behind it.

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  1. So CUTE!! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. VERY cool idea! Can’t wait to try this with my daughter!

  3. yoooooo!!!!!
    easy too+interesting

  4. This was such a good idea, I posted your link on my halloween costume website. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! Love your tutorial on the spider! I’m writing from, a new, non-profit website for creative ideas and crafts. We’d love to feature your tutorial (text and pictures too) in our upcoming Halloween section. If you are interested, please e-mail us at the address given!

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  6. This is super cute!

  7. I just made this with my 4 year-old. It was so simple and cute. Thanks for the idea!

  8. So cute! I am going to use this with a guided reading group for Charlotte’s Web, and for the giant spiders we “meet” while reading Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins! Thanks!

  9. so doing this with my daughter she will love this.

  10. It is so good! Fun and easy.

  11. I think u could have put a little more detail I’m not really crafty and I work in a nursing home as activity director so I would like something to show how to draw it

  12. Susie, maybe you could print out the first photo, and use that as a template. If you eliminate the border, if would be even easier to cut out. Let us know how it turns out!

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