How to Make a Spiral Template

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How to Make a Spiral Template
Make a spiral paper template. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

If you need an easy, quick template for a spiral design, then make one out of cardboard. You can use any cardboard box that is around your house -- an old packing box, a shoebox or a grocery store produce box. Use your spiral template to make craft paper spirals for homemade greeting cards, scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects.

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Things you need

  • Spiral printout
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard box
  • Pencil
  • Craft paper

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  1. 1

    Print out a spiral cutout from a website such as the Miami Museum of Science, the Spiral Gallery, or

  2. 2

    Cut out your spiral design carefully with a pair of scissors.

  3. 3

    Place your spiral design on a piece of smooth cardboard. A flattened shoebox is a good example of this.

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    Trace the spiral cutout on the cardboard with a pencil. Cut it out with a pair of scissors. You now have a firm spiral template that you can place on a piece of craft paper and use to trace a spiral on the paper for a craft project.

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