We are approaching Big Kidlet’s 4th birthday this year and he requested a Spiderman theme. I like making the invitations every year and this year was no different. (Last year his came out of a box because I was weeks away from graduation and I just wasn’t happy with it.) I was so pleased with the results I thought I would post the template and instructions on here for anyone who wanted to partake of it.
What you will need:
- 8.5 x 11 cardstock in royal/navy blue
- 8.5 x 11 cardstock in red (both are usually in primary color stacks.)
- 8.5 x 11 cardstock in a light color such as cream, white, light gray.
- Some type of spiderweb paper for the background. You can usually find this by 12 x 12 sheet at your local craft store. The paper shown in this demonstration was purchased at JoAnn’s Crafts on clearance for $0.50 a sheet, then cut down to size .
- A Fiskars large squeeze punch (SQL-7424), 2″ across, not necessary, but I personally wouldn’t want to hand cut out all the Spiderman faces.
- Acid free crafting glue stick
- White paint pen/markers for crafts and fabrics. I really liked Elmer’s Brand.
- Thin black ribbon
- Scissors or a paper-cutter
- Documents I have attached
- A home printer
l would start by cutting the navy paper in quarters, making the dimensions 4.25″ x 5.5″. (You could also buy pre-cut card stock, but I was making this with what I already had on hand.)
Cut the 12 x 12 spiderweb paper into dimensions that are 1/2″ smaller than the navy backdrop. In this instance that would be 3.50″ x 4.75″.
Glue the spiderweb paper onto the navy cardstock evenly. I eyeball this.
Save the attached word document, print it out on the red 8.5″ x 11″ paper. You will need one for every invite, there is 16 per page. I saved the leftover strips at the margins for later steps, just to make use of all the paper, but if you are a messy cutter, it’s ok.
This is the word document:
Paint the eyes of the Spiderman faces white. You will need to do two coats. I thought about doing white paper eyes and gluing them on, but that seemed even more time-consuming.
Use the Fiskars punch to punch out the Spiderman faces cleanly. This is really satisfying to me that it’s so easy!!
I took the scrap strips of red paper and glued them horizontally across the middle of the paper. They are 1/2″ wide if you need to make more. I trimmed them to fit the paper after gluing.
Glue the thin ribbon on top of the red strip, using the same method.
Glue on the Spiderman face as pictured below:
Fill out the appropriate information and print out the Powerpoint document below. You can do it on any color, but I do recommend you do it on a lighter cardstock. I did mine on some cream color left over from my wedding.
You’re done!! That’s it!!
I put each child’s name that was invited at the top of the newspaper and stapled some Spiderman stickers we got at Dollar Tree to each invite to give them each a treat.