Easy Styrofoam Spiders Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fun activity for kids? These not-too-spooky styrofoam spiders craft are easy to make and will keep the kids busy for hours!

We had our nieces in town recently and wanted to celebrate with a fun craft!

Our daughters love to get out the paint and disappear into my craft room for hours.

I handed them a pack of styrofoam balls and some pipe cleaners and this is what they came up with: the cutest little family of foam spiders!

Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

Supplies to make foam spiders

  • 2″ foam balls
  • 4 acrylic paint colors (we used ‘Lavender Fields’ purple, ‘Pumpkin Patch’ orange, ‘Ebony’ black + ‘Cottonball’ white)
  • 2 pipe cleaner per spider (we used a multi-color pack)

Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

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directions to make styrofoam spiders

  • Paint foam balls purple, orange then black.
  • When dry, paint on white eyes + mouth.
  • When dry, paint on black dots for the eye balls.
  • Cut pipe cleaners into 4 equal lengths from 1 pipe cleaner.
  • Gently insert 4 into each side of the spider, repeat on the other side.

Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

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Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

That’s all there is to it, so easy and super fun! It’ll keep the kids busy all afternoon…we had a whole army of spiders all around the house.

They even turned it into a game of hide the spiders and see who could find the most the fastest.

We’d love to see YOUR spiders…please tag us on Instagram!

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5 Comments

  1. I love it! I am making some of these with my own little nieces Halloween Eve. I think I’ll use a marker and make a big grin with lots of teeth on these cute arachnids. Fun! : – D Thanks for the easy tutorial!

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