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Lollipop Halloween Spider Craft – Fun DIY Tootsie Roll Spider

This easy DIY Tootsie Roll Lollipop Halloween spider craft is easy as can be and you probably have anything you need to make them in your craft chest right now. 

They’re a perfect craft project for Halloween because spiders are one of the symbols of Halloween. They are the star of this fun and festive craft project!

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for kids (and for grown ups too)! We can get to do fun crafty things for our kids or grand children.  

Using candy in craft projects is fun. The end result is cute and also edible. For another fun tootsie pop craft, check out these Valentine’s day tootsie pop flowers.

And for Halloween, be sure to check out my vampire cocktail. It uses spiders made from licorice wheels to garnish the drink.

This easy DIY Tootsie Roll Lollipop Halloween Spider project will be so much fun for your little ones to make.

DIY Tootsie Roll lollipop Halloween spider

The kids will enjoy making these. All that will be needed for the grown ups is just to oversee a bit and add the hot glue to the eyes at the end of the project. Don’t let the little ones do this part. Ouchie!

When they are done, you can place them near a plate of cookies. Which do you think they will want first? The spider or the cookie? I bet I know!

For another spider Halloween craft, try making spider ice cubes. The kids will love to help make them, too.

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The project comes together so quickly, it would also make a really neat Halloween Trick or Treat Giveaway or a centerpiece for your Halloween party table. (See my tips for hosting a budget friendly Halloween party here, as well as lots of great Halloween drink and food recipes.)

Here is what you need to make this each spider. These are links to Amazon, but check your Dollar Store first. They also have this sort of supply this time of the year.

supplies for lollipop spider

Note: Hot glue guns, and heated glue can burn. Please use extreme caution when using a hot glue gun. Learn to use your tool properly before you start any project.

For each lollipop Halloween spider:

  • 1 Tootsie Roll pop. Your choice of color.
  • 4 pipe cleaners to match the color of the pop
  • 2 small wiggle eyes
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Optional: I also got a package of squiggly insects to decorate around the plate and some silk leaves. If you are using the project as a centerpiece idea, this makes a fun platter.

Start by opening up the wrapper of the lollipop. This gives a bit of length to the colored part of the body.

open up the wrapperTake four pipe cleaners and find the center of them. Fold in half and wrap around the base of the lollipop to make a spider head.

There is no need to glue them. They will stay in place.

wrap a spider headSplay out the legs and fold the last inch of them into feet for the spider. Place two dots of hot glue on the head of the spider.

That’s it. What could be easier or more fun for the kids?

lollipop spiderTo serve the lollipop Halloween spider, add some cookies to a platter. Arrange your spiders nearby and add the plastic bugs and some silk leaves.

Super easy, fun to do and the kids will just love this one!

Lollipop spidersDo you do projects with your children or grand children for Halloween? What do they like best?

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