An easy Halloween headband for kids, this Spooky Spider headband also works for an Itsy Bitsy Spider theme – or even a Harry Potter Headband (a la Children of Aragog).
DIY Spider Headband Craft
For a couple of years now, I’ve been encouraging Ella to make her own accessories or simple toys, fostering her creative side rather than her consumer urges.
We’ve been making seasonal headbands for a little while now, so a Halloween headband was a natural next project.
This spider headband is super simple for kids to make independently. You can use our shopping list to make them yourself – or order the kits from Oriental Trading (especially if you plan on making a bunch or making them at a party).
(I like that the Oriental Trading Packages give you the perfect number of pom poms, eyes, etc, and the craft supplies are good quality – and there’s no hunting for that last material, something that is the bane of my existence when I have a specific craft idea in mind and it’s the one time of year that googley eyes are nowhere to be found! Also, all of the pieces had adhesive strips attached, so there was no waiting for glue to dry – which is perfect for busy kids or parties.)
I thought this headband was perfect for Halloween, but it would also be a cute craft to do after reading any of the following spider-centric books for kids:
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
- Aaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
- Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott
- Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk
This super simple spider headband is a fun Halloween craft for kids and makes a great Halloween accessory if your school doesn’t allow costumes (or your kid just wants to stay in the holiday mood all month long).
Materials for a DIY Spider Headband
- 5 Black Pom Poms (glittery, if possible)
- 10 Googley eyes
- Black headband
- Glue of choice
- Black foam, cut into spider bodies (the Oriental Trading kit has them pre-cut)
Tip: if preparing these for a party or group of kids to make, separate out each set in a ziplock bag or onto a tray to prevent issues with some kids getting more or less pom poms than others.
How to Make a Spider Headband
Cut the black foam into spider bodies, with the bodies approximately the same size as the pom poms.
Attach the foam spiders to your headband. Let dry.
Glue the pom pom onto the foam and let dry.
Finally, attach the googley eyes and let dry.
Let the glue or adhesives “cure” for 24 hours before wearing.
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My daughter loved making and wearing her spooky spider headband – it’s super simple for kids to make independently and is a great addition to any outfit to add a Halloween touch!