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Easy Cupcake Spiders For A Fun Halloween Treat


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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.

a packaged cupcake decorated with google eyes, white foam as teeth, and black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background with a black netting in the background with title text reading Easy Spider Treats

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!

a packaged cupcake decorated with google eyes, white foam as teeth, and black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background with a black netting in the background

Materials Needed:

  • Hostess cream filled cupcakes
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • White craft foam
  • Scissors
  • 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!

Instructions:

First, cut each pipe cleaner into 4 equal pieces, so that you have 8 similar-sized pieces.

scissors being used to cut black pipe cleaners in half

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.

a packaged cupcake decorated with black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background

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!)

a packaged cupcake decorated with black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background

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.

white craft foam cut in the shape of teeth on a white background

And attach them to the front of the cupcake just below the eyes.

a packaged cupcake decorated with black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background

That’s it! In just minutes you’ve created a perfectly spooky Halloween spider out of a cupcake.

a packaged cupcake decorated with black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background

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.

cupcakes decorated with things on top to look like spiders on a black cake stand.

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:

Find this craft along with 11 other great projects in my Easy Halloween Crafts e-Book!

 
a packaged cupcake decorated with black pipe cleaners as legs, to look like a spider on a white background with a gray netting in the background and title text reading Spooky Spider Cupcakes


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