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4 Halloween Pool Noodle Crafts

These easy pool noodle crafts make cute and spooky decorations for Halloween. You can create the entire set in about 30 minutes. Printable directions are provided below.

This is a great project to work on with the kids. You may also enjoy creating these Coffee Filter Bats and DIY Spellbooks together. 

Make a fun day of it by watching a Halloween family movie marathon while crafting!

Completed spider, bat, and Frankenstein Halloween decorations made out of pool noodles

4 Pool Noodle Decoration Ideas

I know what you’re thinking…

What can you make out of pool noodles? Once upon a time, I thought they only had one use – in the pool. However, there are a lot of interesting and creative uses for pool noodles.

For this project, we’re going to transform pool noodles into bats, spiders, Frankensteins, and jack-o-lanterns.

Frankenstein monster, bat, and spider pool noodle crafts standing on a light board background.

Yes, technically we are creating Frankenstein’s monster, not Frankenstein himself. 

If you haven’t crafted with them before, you may be wondering if you can glue pool noodles together. 

For this craft project we’ll be gluing craft foam to the pool noodles, but you can also glue pool noodles together. Hot glue may melt them a little bit, but it bonds them together well. 

If you need an alternative to using a hot glue gun, I recommend my favorite tacky craft glue. It will take longer to dry and may not be as durable as hot gluing, but it is an option.

Homemade Pool Noodle Halloween Decorations

Supplies for Pool Noodle Halloween Crafts

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I love that this project is simple to make and doesn’t use a lot of complicated techniques or hard to find items.

If you don’t keep a stash of craft supplies for Halloween like I do, that’s okay! You can easily find these items at a Dollar Store, your favorite craft store, or on Amazon.

Craft foam, pipe cleaners, scissors, googly eyes, glue gun, and pieces of pool noodles for craft project.

How make a Pool Noodle Bat

Measure and cut the black pool noodles 5 inches using the knife. 

Attach two googly eyes to the purple craft foam and then cut them out with scissors.  

Cut out a bow tie from purple craft foam (such a cute touch, right?). Then cut out a mouth with fangs from the white craft foam.  

Black pool noodle with white mouth and fangs and black ears attached. Craft project in progress.

Now, cut out wings and ears from black craft foam and use a low temp glue gun to attach all the pieces to the black pool noodle.

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How to make a Pool Noodle Frankenstein Monster

Cut the green pool noodle six inches long. Use the black craft foam and cut a circle for top of head (trace the end of the pool noodle to get the correct size).

Next, attach two wiggle eyes. You’ll also cut out pieces for the hair, eyebrow, nose and mouth from the black craft foam.

Green pool noodle with googly eyes and black eyebrow attached. DIY decoration in progress.

Use low temp glue gun to attach all of the black craft foam pieces to the green pool noodle. 

Cut the silver chenille stem in half and bend both pieces into the shape of a bolt (or letter T). Then insert one in each side of Frankenstein. (The chenille stems should easily poke into the foam noodle)

How to make a Pool Noodle Spider

Cut the purple pool noodle two inches long. 

Attach two googly eyes to orange craft foam and then cut them out with scissors. 

Supplies for pool noodle spider on light wood background. Half of pipe cleaners inserted in pool noodle for spider legs.

Cut the mouth and polka dots out from orange craft foam. Glue eyes, mouth, and dots onto the purple pool noodle with a low temp glue gun.

Cut four purple chenille stems in half and insert four pieces into each side of the spider. Bend the spider legs at different lengths.

How to make a Pool Noodle Jack-O-Lanterns

Measure and cut two pieces off the orange pool noodle. Once should be about 4 inches and the other 3 inches long. Attach two wiggly eyes to each one.  

Cut out noses and mouths from the black craft foam and glue to the orange pool noodle.  

Showing how to make the chenille stem look like a twisty vine for making pumpkins with pool noodles.

Cut out a rectangle from the brown craft foam. Fold the brown rectangle in half and secure the ends with a low temp glue gun.

Cut a leaf shape from the green craft foam. To create the vine, wrap a green chenille stem around a pencil then slide it off. It should remain curly.

Attach the stem, leaf and vine into the hole at the top of the orange pool noodle with glue gun.

After you are done, you can put them out as a set or arrange them on a party table.

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of it, then join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

Finished spider, bat, and Frankenstein monster Halloween crafts

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DIY Pool Noodle Halloween Decorations Printable Instructions

Frankenstein monster, bat, and spider pool noodle crafts standing on a light board background.

Pool Noodle Halloween Crafts

Yield: 5
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These easy pool noodle crafts make cute and spooky decorations for Halloween. You can create the entire set in about 30 minutes.

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Instructions

How make a Pool Noodle Bat

  1. Measure and cut the black pool noodles 5 inches using the knife. 
  2. Attach two googly eyes to the purple craft foam and then cut them out with scissors.  
  3. Cut out a bow tie from purple craft foam.  
  4. Cut out a mouth with fangs from white craft foam.  
  5. Cut out wings and ears from black craft foam.  
  6. Use a low temp glue gun to attach all the pieces to the black pool noodle.

How to make a Pool Noodle Frankenstein Monster

  1. Cut the green pool noodle six inches long.
  2. Attach two wiggle eyes.  
  3. Use the black craft foam and cut a circle for top of head (trace the end of the pool noodle to get the correct size).
  4. You’ll also cut out pieces for the hair, eyebrow, nose and mouth from the black craft foam.
  5. Use low temp glue gun to attach all of the black craft foam pieces to the green pool noodle. 
  6. Cut the silver chenille stem in half and bend both pieces into the shape of a bolt (or letter T). 
  7. Then insert one in each side of Frankenstein. (The chenille stems should easily poke into the foam noodle)

How to make a Pool Noodle Spider

  1. Cut the purple pool noodle two inches long. 
  2. Attach two googly eyes to orange craft foam and then cut them out with scissors. 
  3. Cut the mouth and polka dots out from orange craft foam.  
  4. Glue eyes, mouth, and dots onto the purple pool noodle with a low temp glue gun.
  5. Cut four purple chenille stems in half and insert four pieces into each side of the spider.  
  6. Bend the spider legs at different lengths.

How to make a Pool Noodle Jack-O-Lanterns

  1. Measure and cut two pieces off the orange pool noodle. Once should be about 4 inches and the other 3 inches long.
  2. Attach two wiggly eyes to each one.  
  3. Cut out noses and mouths from the black craft foam and glue to the orange pool noodle.  
  4. Cut out a rectangle from the brown craft foam.
  5. Fold the brown rectangle in half and secure the ends with a low temp glue gun.
  6. Cut a leaf shape from the green craft foam.  
  7. To create the vine, wrap a green chenille stem around a pencil then slide it off. It should remain curly.
  8. Attach the stem, leaf and vine into the hole at the top of the orange pool noodle with glue gun.

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