Easy DIY Pool Noodle Spider Craft

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Halloween is coming and that means creepy crawly things like spiders. Add to your fun Halloween decorations with this great pool noodle Spider craft.

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Easy DIY Spider Craft Made with Pool Noodles

Halloween is all about scary, spooky, creepy crawly things.

Snakes, bugs, things that go bump in the night and spiders all create an atmosphere of fright associated with the holiday.

But we like to keep it lighthearted and fun, not so creepy and scary.

So we made this cute little spider, all up in his colors, and ready for a fun time!

What do you say to sitting down with us and making this pool noodle spider craft for your own Halloween enjoyment?

Follow along and we’ll show you how we did it.


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How to Make a Halloween Pool Noodle Spider Craft

We made this guy black, but you could use any colors you’d like. After all this is YOUR creation, YOUR work, and YOUR project.

Use your imagination and make it your own!

If you get the Halloween pack of pipe cleaners like we did here, you can use any of the other colors, too, and it’ll still look like Halloween!

Pool Noodle Spider Craft supplies


2.5 inch diameter black pool noodle

Red felt

White felt

Googly eyes

4 Pipe cleaners, black, striped or whatever color you choose.

Glue Gun


Miter box with knife (if you have one)


Cut a piece of pool noodle 2-3 inches long. If you need instructions on cutting pool noodles, see our guide here: How to Cut Pool Noodles for Crafting.

Cut a red piece of felt for the background of the eyes.

Use the white felt to cut out a mouth.

Glue the red felt to the pool noodle where the eyes should go.

Glue the googly eyes to the red felt.

Use the glue gun to attach the mouth.

Cut the 4 pipe cleaners into 6″ pieces. Most pipe cleaners come in 12″ size so just cut them in half.

(You’ll need 4 pipe cleaners to make 8 pieces since spiders have 8 legs.)

Bend the pipe cleaners so they look like spider legs – about 1/3 of the way down.

For the legs, attach 4 pipe cleaners on each side of the pool noodle by poking them into the noodle.


To make this easier for younger kiddos, you can pre-cut the pieces and have them ready to go.

Cut all the pieces first, lay them out and be sure you have it like you want it before gluing. You want to know everything fits and looks right before making it “stick”.

This will save you time and headache. Believe me or not. 🙂

Are you ready?

So, what are you thinking? Are you going to try this pool noodle spider craft project? It’s a really easy project and the kids will love it!

If you find a way to recycle or repurpose your pool noodles, show us a photo on Instagram with #diynoodles or share your photo on our Facebook page.

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