Last Updated on July 24, 2021 by Corinne Schmitt
These easy cupcake spiders are a fun treat to surprise your kids with at Halloween. They’re perfect for a lunchbox dessert or for a classroom party.
I’m always looking for ways to get maximum wow factor with as little effort as possible. These cupcake spiders are exactly that kind of project!
How to Make Cupcake Spiders
These cupcake spiders are truly easy to make. I always say that if I can make a craft, anyone can because I have very limited craft ability!
- Hostess cream filled cupcakes
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- White craft foam
- Low-temperature hot glue gun
If you check out my other snack crafts for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, you’ll see that I get a lot of use out of the materials above. So don’t worry, even though you only use 2 pipe cleaners out of an entire bag or just a small section of your white craft foam, I have plenty of ideas to help you use up the rest throughout the year!
First, cut each pipe cleaner into 4 equal pieces, so that you have 8 similar-sized pieces.
Next, bend each piece slightly to form the spider’s legs. Use a low-temperature glue gun to attach each pipe cleaner leg to the sides of the cupcake.
Glue two googly eyes on top of the cupcake towards the front. (I bought a bulk bag of googly eyes last year and I put them on EVERYTHING!)
You can stop here if you want. But if you want to make your spiders extra creepy, cut out two fangs from white craft foam.
And attach them to the front of the cupcake just below the eyes.
That’s it! In just minutes you’ve created a perfectly spooky Halloween spider out of a cupcake.
These are so quick and simple, you can make up a couple dozen cupcake spiders for a Halloween party! Kids love putting on the googly eyes and bending the pipe cleaners to form the legs.
Cupcake Spiders Made with Homemade Cupcakes
If your kids don’t like Hostess cupcakes or you feel like putting on your try-hard pants, you can always make actual cupcakes, like my Ghost Cupcakes Recipe. Also, Here’s a great recipe for spider cupcakes from Cutefetti.
More Halloween Fun
If making these cupcake spiders has put you in the Halloween spirit, check out some of these other fun and easy Halloween ideas:
- Free Printable Lunchbox Notes for Halloween
- Printable Halloween Coupons for Kids
- DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin
- Non-Spooky Halloween Front Porch Ideas
- Easy, Inexpensive DIY Halloween Decor
- Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
- Halloween Dinner Recipes
- Healthy Halloween Snacks
- Easy Graveyard Cake
Find this craft along with 11 other great projects in my Easy Halloween Crafts e-Book!