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Visual brainstorming and idea organization have never been easier with Canva’s free online spider diagram maker. Create your own spider diagram to simplify your note-taking, revisions, and project planning today.
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Use our free online spider web diagram maker to organize and weave your ideas and concepts effortlessly. Whether you are making a freeform or a labeled spider diagram, Canva’s spider diagram creator has all the intuitive tools and a rich library of graphic elements to help you craft the best visual representation of any concept or insight.

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How to make a spider diagram

How to make a spider diagram
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What is a spider diagram?

A spider diagram, also called a spider web or spider map diagram, is a visual representation of ideas, thoughts, or concepts organized in what looks like a spider and its web. Spider diagramming is also a visual brainstorming technique itself. It is where you start organizing ideas or concepts in the center of the diagram, and then you add sub-topics or sub-ideas as branches (or legs) of the spider diagram. Spider diagrams are used for project planning, note-taking, idea organization, or problem-solving.

Organize and weave ideas

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Don’t just get tangled with a web of ideas. Canva’s spider diagram maker lets you jumpstart any brainstorming sessions with inspiring pre-made templates and graphic elements. Efficiently add topics and sub-topics using built-in text boxes, then make them visually appealing with lines, connectors, and branches in different colors, styles, and animations—making your spider diagram easier and quicker to understand.

Collaborative problem-solving made easy

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Whether you are diagramming a personal project or running a brainstorming session, our spider diagram maker lets you collaborate effortlessly in real-time. Share a link to your spider web diagram design with clients and colleagues so they could add their proposed solutions and insights. Leave comments on your diagram for your teammates to act on asynchronously. Or, share kudos and pin stickies to agree or vote on an idea.

Quick and effective note-taking and studying

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Create a well-structured spider diagram on Canva and level up your studying and note-taking experience. Whether you’re taking meeting minutes(opens in a new tab or window) or revising for an exam, there’s a pre-made spider web diagram you can use and fill out to save time. Or, start with a blank diagram template and transform your study notes into easy-to-digest chunks of spider web diagrams.

A visual network of connected ideas

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Expand your thoughts like a web. When there’s not enough space in your template, switch to a Canva Whiteboard and continue brainstorming with your team, students, or peers. Branch out more ideas from your central topic and ultimately see a fuller view of the subject. Then, add elements like images, icons, or illustrations from our design library to create visual cues for you or your team on your spider diagram.

Link your web of ideas using spider diagrams

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Link your web of ideas using spider diagrams