Introduction: Creepy Cobweb Shooter!

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Shoots streams of sticky spiderwebs all over your haunted house using a hot glue gun! From the Make Halloween Edition by Edwin Wise

Step 1: What You Need...

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1. 80-100watt Hot Glue Gun. I used a Bostik - HG-210
2. Air Compressor
3. Assorted copper fittings
4. Air compressor hose
5. Pipe cutting tool
6. Pipe bending tool
7. Teflon tape
8. Hose clamps

Step 2: Build It...

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The bottom line on this project is to get the 1/4" copper tubing from the tip of the hot glue gun nozzle to your air compressor. There are a variety of ways to do this. But this is how I did it.

First I bent a 6" piece of tybing to fit on the gun with the end right behind and next to the nozzle. Then I attached a valve to control the air flow. Followed by an elbow fitting and then the adpater that goes to a copper hose bib where I attatched the air compressor hose with a hose clamp. From there, another hose bib that goes to the pneumatic fitting that attaches to my air compressor.

Step 3: Hook It Up...

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The entire assembly can be permanently mounted to the hot glue gun or just attched using zip ties which is what I did because I want to continue using the hot glue gun for normal use.

Step 4: How to Use It...

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Turn on your compressor and get around 30-50psi.

NOTE: Wear gloves because the hot glue can get on your skin and burn you.

While slowly opening the air valve on the assembly begin to slowly squeeze a tiny amount of hot glue out. It should start to spray in a steady stream. Move your hand around to spray the glue and form your cobweb. You can adjust the flow of both the air and the glue for different results. You've just made your own spiderweb glue gun! The glue will come off pretty easy as you can roll it up in a ball and remove it from whatever it was sprayed on. Have fun, be safe and Happy Halloween!


squeekmouse (author)2012-01-17

In the video: "I think it's amazing that a spider, using only his body, can create geometrically complicated, advanced shapes..."

Female spiders are the main web creators, not the males.

KeithB83 (author)squeekmouse2016-10-29

I Think Its Funny You Say His Body, Then Go On To Say Only Females Are The Main Web Creators. Just Like A Female, Staying Home To Make And Clean House While The Male Goes Off To Make The Real Money.

I am glad someone else noticed that too.

crampedyogapositions (author)2009-05-07

how would you make this portable?

maybe use CO2

battery cordless gulegun, and an air-matress pump

mini air tank and generator in a backpack? why anyways u gonna be spiderman and spray people in the face with hot glue?

DanTDM (author)2014-02-14

Cool. I covered a poor little kiddie with this!

squeekmouse (author)2013-10-29

As with all fake spiderweb decorations, please use only indoors, where wild birds and other wildlife, won't get entangled in them.

ronmaggi (author)2009-09-01

I think Kipkay should be an honorary pro member, as his I'bles are the most professional.

dragonsniper (author)ronmaggi2010-09-28

i second that

I third that.

blackghost (author)2011-01-09

what would happen if i used an old fashion candy stick instead of glue stick ? something that resembles cotton candy i hope !!! ( preferably on a NEW glue gun)

someone try this for me !!

kurtnotkirk (author)blackghost2012-11-16

The candy stick wouldn't melt, but it would burn in the glue gun, unfortunately.

PACW (author)2010-10-13

I sortof wanted to try this when I first saw it last year. . . . but this past weekend I saw a similar store bought model at Spirit Halloween Store; for only 50 US Dollars! Now I have no choice but to make one at home. I just hope it works without the seven dollar "web sticks".

knektek (author)2009-09-25

this thing is lethal as glue stings you, and if you have one of those really expensive ones that deliver alot of hot glue, you better get scared.

natedawg1013 (author)knektek2010-10-11

Just because something stings doesn't mean it's lethal. Also, because of the compressed air rushing by the hot glue, it would be cool before it reaches its target, or at least, almost cool.

Michaelgoode (author)2010-10-01

These are brilliant, i agree with ronmaggi :D

lukeyj15 (author)2009-03-13

Add some videos of it working

Rotten194 (author)lukeyj152009-08-01

Its on the intro. How did you miss that?

xproplayer (author)Rotten1942009-10-16


knektek (author)2009-09-25

im subscribing now. lol.

Wonder_boy26 (author)2009-09-02

great stuff!

Capt. Kidd (author)2009-07-06


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Plasmana (author)2008-12-27

Haha! I have three small glue guns but NO compressor!

amando96 (author)Plasmana2009-01-31

i had a mini glue gun... it exploded :S

Plasmana (author)amando962009-02-01

A glue gun exploded? :-) How?!?!

amando96 (author)Plasmana2009-02-01

it was laying on the table then i just heard BOOM! and it jumped in the air and the table was black where the explosion was... didnt wrok after... lol

Plasmana (author)amando962009-02-04

That is weird... I bet you had an awful sticky and stringy mess to clean up... lol

amando96 (author)Plasmana2009-02-04

surprisingly not... idk why... it was just black where it exploded...

Plasmana (author)amando962009-02-05

What?!?! That is just evenweirder!

amando96 (author)Plasmana2009-02-05

lol ya... i have a new one now but i'm scared so i just plug it on and off all the time :S

Capt. Kidd (author)amando962009-07-06

what the hell?

awang8 (author)Plasmana2009-01-24

Why would you have 3 hot glue guns?

Plasmana (author)awang82009-01-25

My mom was a crafter years ago, but she stop doing crafting and gave me three hot glue guns...

awang8 (author)Plasmana2009-01-25

So why did your mom have 3 hot glue guns? I'd rather have 1 really good gun than 3 small guns.

Plasmana (author)awang82009-01-28

I really don't know, I have one high-temp one and two low-temp glue guns.

awang8 (author)Plasmana2009-01-28

High temp ones rock. They might burn your hand but it's easier to use.

Plasmana (author)awang82009-01-31

Haha, yeah... One time, a drip of hot glue accidentally dropped from my high-temp glue gun on to my skin, and it hurts like hell... When I tried to remove the glue from my skin, it ripped my skin off. (Ouch!)

awang8 (author)Plasmana2009-01-31

It sucks when that hapens...

Plasmana (author)awang82009-02-01

Yeah... It does.

-Cry_Wolf (author)Plasmana2009-01-24

Hmm 1 tesla coil and some crazy glue but no compressor or glue guns..... I am so under privileged LOL

Plasmana (author)-Cry_Wolf2009-01-25

That is too bad...

james.mcglashan (author)2009-04-05

if the hot glue lands on ur cat would he or she be ok with the heat and can u get it off or do u keep ur cat outof the hot glue way???

kristopheryee (author)2009-03-11

holy crap. this is rad.

FixedHDD (author)2009-02-12

kipkay you are the best! well, do you know that you have german fans? well, i am german and i love you instructables! Keep it up!

darkmuskrat (author)2008-10-10

DAMN! i got 2 compressors lying around but i need a glue gun now XP

Sandisk1duo (author)darkmuskrat2008-10-10


wupme (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-11

ME ?

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