With 10 days until Halloween we couldn’t resist another cute Halloween craft for kids. It’s often the simplest product that influences our crafts and todays couldn’t be simpler – colourful pool noodles, the kind the kids use to learn to swim! They are so easy to get hold of and are fun to transform into spooky and cute decorations for Halloween!
Pool Noodle Halloween character supplies:
Pool Noodles – Orange, Black, Purple and Green
Pipe cleaners – Silver, Purple and Green
Craft Foam – Black, Green, White, Purple, Orange and Brown
Sharp Kitchen Knife
Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
How to make Pool Noodle Halloween characters:
Measure and cut pool noodles as follows: Green 6”; Black 5”; Orange 4” and 3”; Purple 2” with a sharp kitchen knife or scissors.
To make a pool noodle Frankenstein – Attach two googly eyes. From black craft foam, cut circle for top of head, hair, eyebrow, nose and mouth then attach to green pool noodle with low temp glue gun and glue sticks. Cut the silver pipe cleaner stem in half, bend both pieces in the shape of a bolt (or letter T) and then insert one in each side of Frankenstein.
To make pool noodle Jack-O-Lanterns – Attach two googly eyes. Cut out nose and mouth from black craft foam, then attach to orange pool noodle. Cut rectangle from brown craft foam, fold in half and secure ends with low temp glue gun. Cut leaf shape from green craft foam. Wrap green pipe cleaner around a pencil, then slide off to create vine. Attach stem, leaf and vine into the hole at the top of the orange pool noodle with glue gun.
To make a pool noodle bat – Attach two googly eyes to purple craft foam and then cut out with scissors. Cut out bow tie from purple craft foam. Cut out mouth with fangs from white craft foam. Cut out wings and ears from black craft foam. Attach all items to black pool noodle with low temp glue gun.
To make a pool noodle spider – Attach two googly eyes to orange craft foam and then cut out with scissors. Cut out mouth and polka dots from orange craft foam. Attach items to purple pool noodle with low temp glue gun. Cut four purple pipe cleaners in half and insert four pieces into each side of spider. Bend spider legs at different lengths.
These are a great craft project to create with the kids this Halloween! These decorations go together in about 30 minutes, so create one set to keep and one set to gift in about an hour.