Oversized Kirigami Spider Webs — a quick DIY Halloween decoration (and game too)!

Growing up, I loved Halloween so much! And I hope my children say the same same day. This year I have decided to start Halloween a bit earlier in the month, and to make up for all the things we can’t do — school Halloween discos and trick-or-treating, I have focussed on the things we can do! And I decided to make them bigger and better. Hence, the largest kirigami spider webs I could make (kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper). These are also the easiest and fastest decorations to make. They add instant drama to a room. And they are completely recyclable. Or can even be saved for future years. I cut all four oversized webs in about twenty minutes using scissors, a roll of large brown kraft paper, and some brown paper tape! Simple.

kirigami spider webs DIY

kirigami spider webs DIY

The basic idea is similar to making paper snowflakes. You can use any paper you have on hand, coloured paper, old scrap paper, wrapping paper, big, small, all!  Thin, delicate paper is best as it looks most like a web. And I plan to add some smaller kraft spiderwebs too. But I love these neutral ones in our home and they are going to be a great backdrop for a mini Halloween party I will share with you next week (stay tuned)!

I have photographed the steps and then we turned our decorations into a ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ style game where you blindfold children, lightly spin them around, and then have them try to aim for the right spot to stick the tail. But in this case, it was stick the spider (sticker) on the centre of the spiderweb. I completely made this up after making the webs, but you get the idea. Basically the kids decorate the webs and the more time you play this classic party game, which we easily could play everyday, the more spiders. Win! Can’t wait to see what it looks like by Halloween. Oh, and it will be a great backdrop for photos of kids in costumes and dress up (get inspired here). See, bring Halloween indoors!

Steps for a Kirigami Spider Webs:

kirigami spider webs DIY

  • Unroll large sheets of paper, cut.
  • Fold in half again but only make a small crease to show the midpoint. Fold the bottom right corner upwards to make a 60° angle at the midpoint (begin to fold into thirds).
  • Fold the bottom left corner upwards to meet with the folded right-edge of the paper.
  • Cut the excess paper to form a triangle.
  • Cut slots on the triangle like my photos. Be careful to keep the central column uncut so the paper does not fall apart
  • Unfold, and hang up!

kirigami spider webs DIY

kirigami spider webs DIY

kirigami spider webs DIY

kirigami spider webs DIY

We used these great Hauptil Haus Nuscheli as soft blindfolds which are wonderful for a million uses and can be found on our portal. And we also used these fun Meri Meri spider stickers! I am sure you could use paper spiders with tape too.

Enjoy this fun kirigami spider webs craft and game! Happy Halloween, stay safe and stay tuned for some more ideas!

Lara x


Comments (2)

October 22, 2020

LOVE this idea!! So easy and fun! I remember playing a similar game on my birthday trying to match a clown nose to the clown or something like that. Love this seasonal version very much and will try it with my family this weekend!

Lara in London
October 23, 2020

That is so great to hear! Thank you. I love the spin on that game. And please let us know how the weekend crafting goes. Enjoy!

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