How to Make a Spiral Template

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Things You'll Need

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

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.

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

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


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


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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Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.

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