Make Your Own Spider-man Birthday Invitations


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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

Step One:

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.)

Step Two:

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″.

Step Three:

Glue the spiderweb paper onto the navy cardstock evenly.   I eyeball this.

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Step Four:

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:

https://pageturnershollow.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/spiderman4.docx

Step Five:

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. 

Step Six:

Use the Fiskars punch to punch out the Spiderman faces cleanly.  This is really satisfying to me that it’s so easy!!

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Step Seven:

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.

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Step Eight:

Glue the thin ribbon on top of the red strip, using the same method.

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Step Nine:

Glue on the Spiderman face as pictured below:

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Step Ten:

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.

Powerpoint Document:

 https://pageturnershollow.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dailybugle1.pptx

Step Eleven:

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 You’re done!!  That’s it!!

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 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.

 

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38 Responses to Make Your Own Spider-man Birthday Invitations

  1. Christine Hargan says:

    great invites, these are the things memories are made of…..
    Happy Birthday K

  2. Amy says:

    these are awesome, you should think of ways to alter the template to fit another theme 🙂

  3. Victoria says:

    I’ve been looking fro a great idea for my son’s 3rd b-day (who is a huge Spiderman fan) and I just found it! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  4. OMG! best spiderman invitation idea EVER! thank you so much for sharing!

  5. suzmoreton says:

    Were these inexpensive to make? Just out of curosity!
    Thank you and they are very cute!

  6. Ashleigh W. says:

    I am having the same problem as Victoria. The document will not let me make any changes. My email address is abwagner86@yahoo.com. I absolutely love this invitation! I also had to use store bought invites last year and I swore that I wouldn’t do that again. Thank you so much!

  7. Carla says:

    These are awesome!!!! My son is going to love these!

  8. Diana says:

    Thank you Thank you!! You’ve just saved me TONS of time. My son LOVES the invites. THANKS THANKS!

  9. caiden b's mom says:

    Love this! I’ve been trying to come up with something different for 2 weeks now! Please email me the file as well so i can edit with my son’s info…. He is turning 5 the 2oth of this month and party is on the 24th. I’d like to get these done this weekend….

    thanks a bunch!
    uaintrdy@hotmail.com

  10. Lee Ann says:

    LOVE this idea ! It will be perfect for my sons birthday ! I too have had problems with the template / changing the information ~ if it could be emailed to me in a word document that would be perfect !! lac@ureach.com Thank you !!!

  11. Jen says:

    Can you tell me what the fix was to make changes to the Bugle page? My E-mail is jshoeft@internet2go.biz Thank you so much for the idea! I make my kid’s b-day invitations every year and this one is great and easy!

  12. Maria says:

    Great invites! I know a few people have asked for the newspaper template. My email is maria_madrid_07@hotmail.com. Thanks a bunch!

  13. My apologies for such a delayed response! I am in the middle of my last two quarters at UW and things are manic to say the least. My copies of the Spider-man template are located on my old desktop — but they may be retrievable. Let me see if I can wrangle them up and email them to those who requested it. If it is too late, my sincerest apologies!

    • Brandi says:

      This is such a great idea. My son thinks he is Spiderman and these will be perfect for his invites! His b-day is July 9th and hope to send them out ASAP. Is it possible to get your template? My email is adcock27@ gmail.com

  14. ycbhealing@gmail.com says:

    I am defenitely using these for my son’s six bday! They are awesome, great job!

  15. Ashley Binion says:

    If you were able to retrieve the template, could you please send it to me in a word document, jbinion06@yahoo.com. My son has been infatuated with spider-man for the past 4 years. And this year we are having spider-man and venom come to his party to do activitees with the kids.

  16. Brandi says:

    My son’s b-day is in a couple weeeks and this would be perfect! If someone else has a template of this can you please email it to me? adcock27@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  17. i love this its so awesome my son freaked out when he saw these hes going to turn 3 in a few months and he loves spider man he acts like him all the time its so cute if u still have the template can u please send it to me so i can do this for his birthday he would love it thank u soooo much lolipop2120@yahoo.com!!!!!!!

  18. Julie Hally says:

    Hi, I too would like the template emailed to me. I wish I could figure it out on my own!
    My email is julie.hally@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!
    My son is turning 3 soon and I’d love to use these for his bday party!!!

    Julie Hally

  19. Christy says:

    I love them! but I also cant get to make changes on the newspaper template! can you please email to christy2lali@yahoo.com. Thanks

  20. Shannon says:

    I as well have a little one who adores spiderman right now and would love this invation as well. If someone has the templete can you please email it to me at zzshannonmarie03zz@yahoo.com.

    Thanks so much!!!

  21. Lorena says:

    I loved this! I just made them for my son’s 4th BDay, made a few changes but with your original idea. Thank you so much for sharing. For those making these, I did the spiderman eyes with white out, much easier, only takes one coat!! 🙂

  22. Ronie says:

    Anybody mind emailing the newspaper template,as well as any ideas that worked out well for their little ones spidey day. Thanks ahead!
    thorntonronie@gmail.com

  23. Meike says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! thankssss

  24. Amanda says:

    Those are the cutest Spider man invitations Ive seen! Can you please email them to me so i can use them from my son’s party? Thanks!! mandamaemae17@aim.com

  25. melanie says:

    Do you still have this template available? I’d love to get my hands on it…
    melb777@hotmail.com
    thank you so much!

  26. Useful information. Lucky me I found your web site accidentally,
    and I’m surprised why this accident didn’t happened earlier!

    I bookmarked it.

  27. Mrs. Stacey says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this! i prefer to do the invites! 🙂 I will do this kind of invitation for my son’s 6th birthday! 🙂

  28. Julie SHilling says:

    can you please email me the bugle template also–joejulie522@verizon.net–Thanks so much!!

  29. Rebeccca says:

    If you were able to retrieve the old document can you send it to me as well? My email is beccamccord@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much. Very cute idea!!!

  30. Heather Beztilny says:

    Fantastic! I love them and my son will love them too!

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