DIY Spider Ice Cubes – Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood at your Halloween party.Halloween drink with cockroach ice cube

Spook up your Halloween party with Spider Ice Cubes

The bug ice cubes are so easy to make. All you need are two supplies:

  • Dollar store spiders, cockroaches, ants and other bugs
  • Large size silicone ice cube trays.

plastic cock roaches, spiders and ants

I used both plastic and soft rubber bugs to try this project.  The plastic spiders were a bit large so I had to trim the legs.

I found the rubberized bugs the best, since they were soft and pliable and rose to the top of the ice cube, but all worked well.

Place a bug into each compartment of the ice cube tray. I chose super large size silicone ice cube trays for two reasons:

  1. They fit the big spiders better
  2. The ice cubes last a LONG time so the fun continues all through the drinking time.

Bugs in ice cube trays

Add water to the ice cube tray and freeze until solid.

What fun to turn out the spooky bug ice cubes after they have frozen!Taking out the ice cubes

You can see why I love the rubber bugs.  The cockroaches rose to the top or side of the ice cube and were very visible in the ice cube. The cubes with plastic bugs had more bubbles in them so they had a more frosty look.

Both worked well once the drinks were added, though.bug ice cubes

Imagine the fright your guest will have when you make their drink with one of these spooky spider ice cubes in it! You can use them in any Halloween cocktail or mocktail. The kids will love them!Spider ice cube drink

Would you like a reminder of this post for these cockroach, ant and spider ice cubes?  Just pin this image to one of your Halloween boards on Pinterest so that you can find it later.These DIY spider ice cubes are made with plastic bugs in super large silicone ice cube trays

For another fun Spider craft for Halloween check out these lollipop spiders. The kids will really love to help make them.


Yield: Makes 8 large ice cubes

DIY Spider Ice Cubes - Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood.

Materials

  • 8 Dollar store bugs
  • Silicone Ice Cube tray with 8 compartments

Tools

  • Water

Instructions

  1. Place a bug into each compartment of the silicone ice cube tray
  2. Fill the tray with water
  3. Freeze until solid
  4. Add to drinks for spooky Halloween fun

Notes

If you can find the rubberized bugs, get these. They take on great shapes and float to the sides and top of the ice cubes so you don't need to wait for melting to begin to see the bug.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *