Looking for a fun kids Halloween craft? This sweet and spooky spider lollipop treat is an easy kids craft, and has been a favorite of mine to make at my kids’ schools or at free community events. It’s simple, great for a group! I recommend this activity for ages 8 and up, although younger crafters with a little bit on hands-on experience should find it easy to do as well!
I bring this easy kids craft out every Halloween. This is a great group activity because all supplies can be bought in bulk and shared, but it’s also fun to make at home! Your kids can make them for friends, or you can add them to your neighborhood “boo boxes“! If you’re need printable instructions for a small group, you can scroll to the end of this post and download a printer-friendly version. I’ll also walk you through the step-by-step instructions next!
Supplies to make Spider Lollipops: an easy kids craft!
- 1 large lollipop. Our favorite are original size Tootsie pops to get a nice fat spider!
- 1 – square black fabric scrap that’s 5-5 1/2″ in black. You can adjust this size for larger or smaller lollipops. For reference and planning, a fat quarter will supply you with 12 squares.
- 1 – small rubber band.
- 4 – black chenille stems / pipe cleaners.
- 2 – googly eyes. Self adhesive eyes are most convenient, but using glue dots or non-toxic school glue also works! The lollipop is protected by fabric and its wrapper, so the small amount of glue involved shouldn’t affect the candy.
Begin by wrapping the fabric square around the lollipop, gathering it where the stick meets the pop. Wrap a small rubber band around this spot to secure the fabric.
Next, bend each of your 4 pipe cleaners in half, and at the bend, wrap them around the lollipop stick and then twist them to secure them (just like a bread tie). Arrange the new “legs” so that there are 4 on each side.
Now, bend each leg, giving the spider a jointed “knee” and “foot” look. Fun fact: arachnids actually have 7 joints! You can share that knowledge when you make this kids’ Halloween craft. So there’s no right or wrong way to do this step, and if you let your kids get creative, they just might surprise you! Bend the legs until you’re happy with the final effect. I like the legs below because the spider can support his own “body” this way.
Finally, add googly eyes! This step goes much faster with less mess when you use self-adhesive eyes or glue dots. However, a dot of non-toxic school glue also works just fine. Tip: Squeeze a small bit of glue onto a scrap of paper, and have the kids “dip” the flat backs of the eyes. This helps them from using too much glue. Allow about 10 minutes for glue to dry.
I hope you enjoy this kids Halloween craft, and you can download your set of FREE printable instructions below by clicking on the image. Have you tried this craft with your group? Comment below, and let us know how it went!