Hey friends! I have a last minute kids Halloween craft to share with you today. This sweet and spooky spider lollipop treat is easy to make and great as a group craft for kids around age 6 and up. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to download printable instructions!
I have a habit of volunteering for crafts at my kids’ school parties. Sometimes I kick myself for it, but I always end up having fun and being so glad I did it! I’ll be bringing this one to my daughter’s classroom later this week, so if you’re also looking for a last minute kids Halloween craft, look no further! This is also a great activity because all supplies can be bought in bulk and shared.
Supplies needed to make this kids Halloween craft: Spider Lollipop
- 1 lollipop – I like using original size Tootsie pops to get the right dimensions. Anything similarly sized will work, though!
- 1 – 5 1/2″ square fabric scrap in black (if you pick up a fat quarter, you should be able to get 12 squares out of it)
- 1 – small rubber band
- 4 – chenille stems / pipe cleaners in black
- 2 – googly eyes – preferably self-adhesive! I could only find glue-on in the small size so that’s what I’m using here with a non-toxic school glue
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, bed 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”. I’m not sure of the proper terminology for arachnid anatomy, so we are going with human terms here, haha! Bend them until you’re happy with the final effect! The spider should be able to support his own “body” weight if you bend the legs to allow for it.
Finally, add googly eyes! For a group craft, this is MUCH less messy if you can find self-adhesive eyes. I am settling for glue-on eyes here, since that’s all my local craft store had. If you’re gluing them on, use a non-toxic school glue, and allow at least 10 minutes of drying time.
I hope you enjoy this kids Halloween craft, and you can download printable instructions below by clicking on the image!
Thanks for joining me today!