DIY Pom pom Spider Craft for Halloween

It’s Halloween, and we’re going to show you how to make a quick and easy Pom pom spider craft for your decoration. All it takes is some yarn, cardboard, and a pair of scissors for you to get started right now.

I was planning my Halloween decor when I came up with the idea to make some spiders hanging from the garland as well but then I thought that it would be cute to make the spiders with wool pom poms instead of cutouts!

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So I decided to make them a new project!

This project is the perfect fun Halloween craft to make with kids and toddlers. You just have to take care of the scissors art or get some rounded-tip type of scissors so it’s safe for them to cut. This type of craft is a great activity to improve fine motor skills in young and older kids.

Halloween Pom pom Spider Craft

Don’t these little cuties make you smile? Our easy pom pom spiders are so soft and fluffy, and the good news is they are very easy to make too! It just needs a little bit of patience (at least for me LOL). I place them on top of our fruit plate. And it looks so spooky and cute.

You may have seen our DIY pom pom garland before in which we used a pom pom maker which makes it quick and easy to create big, fluffy pom poms.

But if you don’t have pom pom makers around, this tutorial will show you how to make easy pom poms that you can add some cardstock legs to the center of the pom pom and then turn the pom pom into a spider with legs.

Pom pom Spider Craft on top of bowl of fruit

How to make a Pom Pom Spider

Supplies:

  • Black yarn or wool
  • Wiggle eyes (Googly eyes)
  • Cardboard
  • Black cardstock.

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • A Compass
  • Pen
  • Hot Glue Tool

Instructions:

1. Draw two concentric circles on the cardboard with the compass.

2. The sizes will depend on how big you want the pom poms.

view of two circles drawn on cardboard

3. Cut them and make another one exactly the same using the first as your reference.

view of two equal circles of cardboard already cut

4. Then make a cut on a side of both circles like this:

showing how the cut to the circle has been made

5. Next, put them together with the open cut in opposite directions like this:

view of the two circles in hand ready to start

6. Then I made a small ball of wool that would go through the center hole of the circle.

view of ball of black wool yarn and circles of cardboard

7. Started wrapping the circular cardboards with the yarn. It doesn’t matter if it’s not enough you can always make another ball and keep going. Make sure to wrap yarn enough to stuff the circle up.

wrapping the circles with the black wool thread view
view of circles already wrapped with the wool thread, it looks like a black wool donut

8. When it’s done, find the cardboard separation, and with a pair of sharp scissors right between the 2 cardboard, carefully cut the wool following the shape. You can also use a cutter for this.

carefully cutting between the circles, the black wool yarn
view of the yarn already cut

9. Then cut a strip of wool slide it between both cardboards and make a tight knot securing the bunch of wool together.

piece of black yarn between the circles of cardboard
piece of black yarn between the circles of cardboard ready to make a knot

 10. Next, remove the cardboard pieces carefully.

view of removing the cardboard circles

11. Trim as needed to make the pom pom even.

12. And here you have the first large black pom-pom!

ready black pom pom view

13. Then cut some strips of black cardstock at a wide angle like these:

some strips of cardstock cut at an angle

14. With a hot glue gun, glue 4 of them to both sides at the center of the pom pom.

view of placing the strips of black cardstock on the pom pom to create the pom pom spider

 15. And the final touch is putting on some googly eyes!

view of placing with hot glue the plastic eyes to the pom pom spider

16. Done!!! You got yourself a cute spider!

You can put them on your Halloween decor, and hang them from the ceiling, mantel, or windows.

view of pom pom spider with tree googly eyes finished

I placed mine around the house including on the fruit plate we have in the kitchen! And tadaaaaa! Spooooooooky!!!!! LOL

two spooky pom pom spider on a plate with fruits

Craft Tips

There are many types of pom pom makers out there, so if you don’t want to use cardboard, you can always get some makers and get started!

There are several things that can be used as spider legs on these spiders instead of cardstock. you can use basic black pipe cleaners because they match the fuzzy look of the pom poms and are easy to find. You could also use painted toothpicks. Perhaps even craft foam paper, glitter paper, or cardboard. I’d even use painted craft sticks if they were handy for this project.

You can always use wiggly eyes in different sizes to make them spookier and more fun.

Make spiders in various sizes of pom poms by creating the circles templates in different sizes.

closer view of 1 halloween spooky pom pom spider on top of fruit
DIY Pom pom Spider Craft for Halloween placed on top of some fruit blowl on the table

What do you think??? Do you like working with yarn?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the easiest way to make a pom pom?

The easiest way to make a pom pom is with your hand. Wind the yarn around your hand multiple times, carefully remove it and tie it around the center. Cut the ends and you are all done. However, the best and most accurate method to make pom poms is using cardboard circles.

What type of yarn is best for pom poms?

Acrylic yarn is the best type of yarn for pom poms. It’s cheap. You can find it on most craft stores and even in dollar trees. It’s one of the most affordable types of yarn out there.

Why are my pom poms not round?

If your pom pom is not round, make sure that you are wrapping the yarn evenly around the circle templates. If you wrap too much in one area, but not enough in the others, your pom-pom will come out shaped as a football ball. You can also try trimming your pom-pom to give it a more uniform shape.

More Halloween Craft Ideas to Try

If you like this pompom spider craft tutorial, you might love these other Halloween craft ideas too

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DIY Pom pom Spider Craft for Halloween

Camila Rojas
It’s Halloween, and we’re going to show you how to make a quick and easy Pom pom spider craft for your decoration. All it takes is some yarn, cardboard, and a pair of scissors for you to get started right now.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Easy Crafts, For Kids, Halloween
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • scissors
  • A Compass
  • Pen
  • Hot Glue tool.

Ingredients
  

  • Black yarn or wool
  • Wiggle eyes Googly eyes
  • Cardboard
  • Black cardstock.

Instructions
 

  • Draw two concentric circles on the cardboard with the compass.
  • The sizes will depend on how big you want the pom poms.
  • Cut them and make another one exactly the same using the first as your reference.
  • Then make a cut on a side of both circles like this:
  • Next, put them together with the open cut in opposite directions like this:
  • Then I made a small ball of wool that would go through the center hole of the circle.
  • Started wrapping the circular cardboards with the yarn. It doesn’t matter if it’s not enough you can always make another ball and keep going. Make sure to wrap yarn enough to stuff the circle up.
  • When it’s done, find the cardboard separation, and with a pair of sharp scissors right between the 2 cardboard, carefully cut the wool following the shape. You can also use a cutter for this.
  • Then cut a strip of wool slide it between both cardboards and make a tight knot securing the bunch of wool together.
  • Next, remove the cardboard pieces carefully.
  • Trim as needed to make the pom pom even.
  • And here you have the first large black pom-pom!
  • Then cut some strips of black cardstock at a wide angle like these:
  • With a hot glue gun, glue 4 of them to both sides at the center of the pom pom.
  • And the final touch is putting on some googly eyes!
  • Done!!! You got yourself a cute spider!
  • You can put them on your Halloween decor, and hang them from the ceiling, mantel, or windows.
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11 Comments

  1. Love these, Cami! I think I have time to make them this week. How fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

    Robyn @ simply fresh dinners

    1. Oooh i would love to see them. I enjoyed a lot making them and Emma was al excited watching me making them LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

      XOXO

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie, Yes I love making things like these. Pom-poms aere fun to make and there are so many things we can make with them!

      xoxo
      Cami

  2. Love, love, love your spooky spiders! Thanks for linking them up at the DIY Sunday Showcase!
    Cheers!