11 Halloween spider crafts for kids that double as Halloween decor

Of all the creepy things that come out to play on Halloween, for an arachnophobe like me, spiders are high up on the fright list. Which is why I’m having to channel my inner calm to bring you this selection of sinister Halloween spider crafts.

Mmm, OK, there may be some exaggeration going on there because these crafts are actually pretty cute. And perfect to make for or with the kids.

From pipe cleaner legs, to pom pom bodies and googly eyes, each craft offers an interesting take on the creepiest of critters. The best bit. All of these double as spooky Halloween decor.

So do check out the tutorials and have fun crafting for Halloween!

Spider Halloween Crafts

spider Halloween crafts - pom pom spiders

1. Pom Pom Spider Craft (via Tikkido): These little fellas are drop dead easy to make and of course adorable. Well, as far as creepy crawlies go.

spider Halloween crafts - pinecone spiders

2. Pine Cone Halloween Spiders (via Pastels & Macarons): A great reason to stock up on pine cones this season.

spider Halloween crafts - spider balloons

3. Spider Balloons (via Design Improvised): Using a balloon for a spiders body. Awesome!

spider Halloween crafts - Halloween spider

4. Glittered Spiders (via Jaderbomb): Got to have a little glitter amongst all that Halloween darkness. These rather glam spiders fit the bill.

spider Halloween crafts - upcycled flower pot spiders

5. Flower Pot Spider (via Creative Green Living): Can’t help but smile looking at this little critter. What a great way to upcycle your old flower posts.

spider Halloween crafts - Halloween spider soap

6. Spider Halloween Soap (via Crafts Unleashed): Give your guests a spooky surprise when they visit the bathroom. These would also be good as non-edible Halloween goody bag treats.

spider Halloween crafts - hanging spider balloons

7. Hanging Spider Balloons (via Studio DIY): Another glittery creation, but this time the spiders are dangling over head. Ugh. Shudders. At least they look pretty.

spider Halloween crafts - spider garland

8. Halloween Spider Garland (via OhMy-Creative): How cool would this garland look on the mantle?

spider Halloween crafts - string art spider web

9. String Art Spider Web (via Onelmon): A simple cork board makes a great base for a spiders web.

spider Halloween crafts - handprint keepsake spiders

10. Handprint Spider Keepsake (via Fun at Home with Kids) Here’s a super easy and fun Halloween craft that also makes a great pre-school activity too.

spider Halloween crafts - pom pom jumping spider craft

11. Pom Pom Jumping Spiders (via Kids Craft Room): These itsy bitsy spiders add a fun entertainment element for little kids. Just pull the string and watch them bounce and boing.

About the author 

Mena Joseph

Editor, publisher, big kid, auntie to several munchkins and finder of cool stuff for little people. Her first ever 'job' was working in a children's toy store after school. She's been hooked on all things child related ever since. Mena volunteers at a local school, holds two degrees in psychology and has an interest in child development.

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