Paper Spider Web Tutorial

Posted on October 5, 2011 | By kayla
Fall and Halloween Craft for Kids
Photo Source: afancifultwist.typepad.com

All I can say is, wow! Vanessa, paper spider web extraordinaire and creator of the blog, A Fanciful Twist, not only created these fabulous fall/Halloween decorations, but provides a fantastic tutorial on how to make them for yourself! While they may not be able to attempt the trickier designs, we think the simple web cutout would even be a great exercise for your elementary students - they'll learn to follow directions {to the letter!}, hone fine motor coordination, and have a blast exploring the cause/effect relationship of their snips and cuts on the folded paper.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint in assorted colors {glitter and regular}

We suggest letting the kiddos do the cutting part, then take the finished webs home to spray paint {mostly because of the mess and the fumes!}. When completely dry, string the webs together to create a festive garland, hang the cutouts from a door/window frame or ceiling, or use them as fabulous bulletin board decorations!

You don't want to miss this awesome tutorial so be sure to head over to A Fanciful Twist and get started!

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.