Introduction: Jack Skellington's Paper Spider Snowflake

I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and I love the spider snowflake Jack Skellington made accidentally.  So I made it purposefully.  It is very easy.

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Just print off the attached document, cut off the bottom portion marked with the dotted line, fold in half, and cut.  Make sure you are careful with the legs; they're skinny!  To cut between the legs, just bend the paper slightly without creasing, and make a slit, then stick the scissors in the cut and carefully cut along the black lines.

Isn't it awesome!

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JessicaV7 made it! (author)2015-12-10

I made it while making snow flakes for work! It's cute! Let's see how many coworkers get it.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2015-12-10

That's great! It's the perfect snowflake to slip in with "normal" ones. Gives your decorations some variety :)

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LauraW16 made it! (author)2015-08-11

I just bought this AMAZING spider web of lights from IKEA for my Nightmare Before Christmas guest room. This spider will be the PERFECT finishing touch for the center. Thanks so much for the pattern! - Note: if you get yourself a spiderweb at IKEA and get all excited because it's only $10, please be aware that you need to buy a special transformer for it to plug into the wall which is another $10.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2015-08-11

That looks super cool! A Nightmare Before Christmas guest room sounds like the best guest room ever! You could also try making these snowflakes out of something more permanent like vinyl or even fabric too :)

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silvia.martinez.7771 made it! (author)2014-12-04

Awesome! Love it, thank you!

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mheymad made it! (author)2013-12-23

thats cool and my sister loves NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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cesar20 made it! (author)2013-10-15

Thanks for the template.
The pictures quality is really good,
What kind of camera you do use?

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-10-15

Thanks! I use a Nikon D90.

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PurpleJ3nn made it! (author)2013-07-27

Thank you :)

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christopher eccles cake made it! (author)2013-07-25

love it!

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ravenking made it! (author)2012-09-09

gorgeous spider! :)

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-01-18

Thanks :)

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taransa made it! (author)2012-02-21

I didn't get a picture but I printed the template on paper and cut it out, then traced on to white contact paper and cut it with a craft knife for my brother for Christmas :) Some of the corners were not as crisp as I would have liked, and it took about 45 minutes total, but his surprise was worth it ;D

Thanks so much for sharing!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-05-18

You're welcome!

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ayralu made it! (author)2011-12-16

Will try to do it when I am at home.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-01-26

Wonderful! It's fun and easy!

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_fatguy made it! (author)2011-12-09

this is really cool

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-12-13

I quite agree :)

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dgill3 made it! (author)2011-11-30

excellent

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-12-02

Thank you :)

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ronald11112222 made it! (author)2011-11-26

well,its cool but kinda hard in the middle while cutting between the legs but at the end i used a cutter knife,it would cut it by barely touching it.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-26

I agree. I wanted to use an exacto knife, but I didn't have one. Your cutter sounds so much easier than the scissors.

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paqrat made it! (author)2011-11-22

If you did this in soft drink can aluminum you'd having an interesting, if a little dark, Christmas ornament.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-25

I think it would work out well if it was dark. It is a spider after all :)

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mrelcee made it! (author)2011-11-24

Hey, Thanks for the pattern. I mirrored to complete the outline, and converted it into an eps file so I could use it in my vinyl plotter.. now I can make some 2 inch to 2 foot versions out of vinyl..

thanks again

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-25

Sounds cool! I'd love to see it when you're done :)

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sirl made it! (author)2011-11-24

Loved it very simple and nice.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-25

Yes, I agree. Nice easy, fun snowflake :)

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Xavienne made it! (author)2011-11-24

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-25

You're welcome!

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craftknowitall made it! (author)2011-11-20

If you want to put in a window, cut it from vinyl, Oracal 631 is the type you want. Available at craft stores that sell cricut stuff. I would trace the pattern on the back fold it in half and cut it out. Then it would stick to your walls and windows! Very cute!

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paqrat made it! (author)paqrat2011-11-22

I'd bet one could use contact paper. One could just stick the paper to the Contact paper, which is available in a variety of colors and patterns, and cut it out.

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craftknowitall made it! (author)craftknowitall2011-11-23

Only one way to find out! Try it! I like experiments!!!!

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paqrat made it! (author)paqrat2011-11-24

I haven't done it recently but I used to use clear contact (sp?) paper to protect paperback book covers. Using it would certainly lower its value to collectors but it does a great job of protecting, particularly in an environment were it would be apt to be spilled upon. It also seemed to make the covers resistant to being bent up.

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SHIFT! made it! (author)2011-11-22

Absolutely love this! You know, it's sort of a holiday tradition of mine to always celebrate using TNMBC themed decorations, like the Haunted Mansion Holiday.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-22

Oh my gosh, those are so cute! Did you make them?

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SHIFT! made it! (author)SHIFT!2011-11-22

Yep 100% custom made, including Jack's pinstripe suit! I can show them to you when I'm back at HQ.

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DreamTheEndless made it! (author)DreamTheEndless2011-11-22

Seriously? Flippin' cool... Are you going to make an instructable for them?

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SHIFT! made it! (author)SHIFT!2011-11-23

Maybe, if I feel so inclined. They're finished though so it might be hard to do a "step-by-step"

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-22

Sweet! I hope it's not too difficult; I'm not great at sewing, but I am going to totally learn to make them.

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evvo made it! (author)2011-11-22

I soooo need a laser cutter!!!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-22

I didn't use a laser cutter for this, but it would be fun to have :)

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evvo made it! (author)evvo2011-11-22

I know! It would make mass production very easy. Or make it easy to cut a chain of them.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-22

Oooh, a chain of them sounds awesome!

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cakmak10 made it! (author)2011-11-22

thanks...

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lmnopeas made it! (author)2011-11-17

Very Awesome! I tried to print the template out three times already and my printer's not working. :( Will try again later. Thanks!

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scoochmaroo made it! (author)scoochmaroo2011-11-18

In the past, I've tried enlarging images on my computer screen and tracing them onto paper by hand, if you get tired of waiting (which I always do)!

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lmnopeas made it! (author)lmnopeas2011-11-18

Great idea! I wouldn't have thought of that. I still haven't figured out what's wrong with my printer. Thanks.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-17

Thanks! Hopefully your printer will start cooperating soon; f you have any issues with the template, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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Mrballeng made it! (author)2011-11-17

Wow this is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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