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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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    189 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    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.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Cool. I covered a poor little kiddie with this!


    5 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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 !!

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    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".


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.