This post originally ran in 2009. I’m re-running it today because it has remained one of our most popular Halloween posts!
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:
Then cut out everything surrounding the spider’s body and legs, leaving a border around the edge.
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.