Foam Ball Spiders

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Create a creepy, crawling spider craft for Halloween using foam balls and Fuzzy Sticks for legs. Add Glow in the dark pony beads on the legs for an extra spooky element!


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Black Fuzzy Sticks
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Adhesive Wiggly Eyes
  • Mini Craft Sticks
  • 2 foam Balls (1 small, 1 medium)
  • White Adhesive Foam Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

How to make a Styrofoam Spider


Halloween Spider Craft


Step 2.


Paint (1) small and (1) medium foam Ball with black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

Making a Spider Decoration for Halloween



Step 3.


Use a mini wood craft stick to connect the (2) foam balls. Insert one half of the stick into the large ball, then stick the small ball on the other side.

Halloween Spider Craft


Step 4.


Cut (8) pieces of black fuzzy sticks for the spider’s legs.

Craft a Halloween Spider


Step 5.


Slide glow-in-the-dark pony beads onto the fuzzy stick spider legs.

Make a Spider for Halloween


Step 6.


Insert the spider legs into the large foam ball and bend slightly.

Spooky Halloween Spider Decoration


Step 7.


Apply (2) adhesive wiggly eyes onto the smaller foam ball for the eyes.

Make a Fun Halloween Spider


Step 8.


Draw and cut (2) white triangle shapes from a white adhesive foam sheet. Peel and stick onto the small foam ball for fangs. Use your foam Spider as a decoration for Halloween! Tip: Make different sized spiders with different sized foam balls and fuzzy stick lengths!