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How to Make A Halloween Spider Web from Coffee Filters


How to Make A Halloween Spider Web Craft from Coffee Filters

Okay folks. We have more spider web crafts we’ve been working on to decorate our house and get into the Halloween spirit.

Coffee filter spider webs and little felt spiders!

These are obviously inspired by all the coffee filter snowflakes we made last winter (so many!) as well as the coffee filter hearts we decorated our window with around Valentine’s Day.

As I’ve said before, coffee filters are perfect for this sort of scissor craft because they are thin without being flimsy, making it easier for kids to cut through multiple layers.

Plus they are already round.

And somewhat transparent, making them great for window decoration.

Coffee Filters Spider webs

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Spider Web Craft from Coffee Filters

Everyone got into this spider web craft.

Maia and her friend Stella each made a couple of spider webs. Stella’s mom, Molly, made a couple. Daphne had fun making cuts around the edges of several coffee filters. And I made several, too.

These are so easy, you probably don’t need any how-to instruction. But I thought I’d show a few different ways I made these spider webs.

How to Cut Coffee Filters For Spiderwebs

Cut coffee filters and finished spider web craft

At the top is the easiest of all—just make a series of “V” cuts down one side of the folded coffee filter.

Cut coffee filters and finished spider web craft

At the center is the next easiest—basically cutting rectangles along one side of the folded coffee filter.

Cut coffee filters and finished spider web craft

And I did the bottom one just to see if it would be any different to make the rectangular cuts along both sides. It wasn’t really. Just more work.

The bottom one is made from a larger piece of white tissue paper (the kind used in gift wrap), by the way, rather than a coffee filter.

Glue finished spider web craft to window

We glued our coffee filter spider webs to the window with a few strategic dabs from a glue stick (it washes off easily when it’s time to take them down).

How to Cut a Spider from Felt

I cut out a few tiny spiders from black felt just for fun and glued them up on the spider webs (you could also use black construction paper).


So now we have spiders, bats, pumpkins, and leaves for our fall and Halloween decorations.

Seasonal, festive, and maybe just the tiniest bit spooky (bats and spiders don’t scare me, but I guess they do some people?). This may be the scariest we get. Or perhaps we’ll add in some ghosts for good measure…

What is your favorite spider web craft?

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Halloween Spider Web Craft Made with coffee filters


  • Reply
    amy @ kids in the studio
    October 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

    What a great idea! We may have to do this, but psychedelic, since my daughter wants to paint more coffee filters (watching those colors blend is addictive, isn’t it?!). I never thought of cutting them into spider webs.

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    Melissa @ the chocolate muffin tree
    October 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

    These are great! We have been on a spider web kick —- drawing spider webs! This will fit in perfectly and my daughter loves scissor activities! Thanks for the idea! You always have wonderful ones!

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    October 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Wow! this a great idea! I never thought to cut spider webs! My daughter would love it!

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    Dawn Lange
    October 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I love these!!!!

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    October 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

    So fun and cute. We’ll try these too. Is there anything black felt can’t do? ;)

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    October 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Adorable! What’s the best way to fold the coffee filters before cutting?

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    Insurance Check
    October 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    What a great idea! I never thought to cut spider webs! My daughter would love it!

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    October 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Brilliant idea ! You can make snow flakes and …SPIDER WEBS ! I can’t share this one with my kids, they have to built hunted house as a school project and that will be just perfect decor !

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    October 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I did this with my three-year old. I drew lines on the folded filter to give her an idea of what to cut and it worked pretty good. Thanks for the idea!

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    October 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Look great!

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    October 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    They turned out great! I love the addition of the felt spiders. We were just crafting with coffee filters today. We painted them with watercolors and then after they were dry I cut out leaf-shapes. After nap time my daughter will glue them to a round piece of cardboard that I cut in the shape of a wreath.

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    Rachelle | TinkerLab
    October 14, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Is there no end to your creativity? Just when I thought coffee filter project ideas had been exhausted, you come up with this! Love it.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone!!

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    October 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    These are awesome! I visit often, but I don’t know if I’ve ever taken the time to tell you how much I love your blog. You’re wonderfully talented, and your projects always look so beautiful. I love the way you present your photos as well. They always look so “clean” and classy. Thanks for being one of my “go-to” blogs when I’m looking for some crafty inspiration!

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    Lindy Saunders
    October 15, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I’m going to be trying this one and also the bat bunting! Thanks for your great ideas :)
    I hope you don’t mind that I have shared links to your site on my facebook page:

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    October 15, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Love the idea! So easy for young children to do without too much adult interference and the results look great!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Thanks, Jackie! You made my day!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Totally fine! I like your site and studio.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    October 15, 2011 at 8:02 am


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    October 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I love these!!! My guys are going to get a kick out of making these! Awesome idea!

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    Capri + 3
    September 19, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I saw your post on Pinterest. What a great idea. Please come by and link this to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 (and any other arts, crafts and play posts).
    : 0 ) Theresa

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    October 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

    What a great idea, super simple to make but really quite effective. The kids will love making these too!

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