Popsicle Stick Spider Lantern Kids’ Craft

I wanted to challenge myself to create a craft for kids to make. It needed to be easy to make with inexpensive materials. I was able to make this with stuff I already had around the house! This is cute enough that anyone can make it, but simple enough that it will make a great craft for a kids’ Halloween party!


  • 20 Popsicle Sticks
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • 2 Sheets of Vellum Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Battery Operated Tea Light
  • Optional: Self-Sticking Spiders


Step 1: Paint the popsicle sticks with black paint on all sides, allow to dry.

Step 2: Glue 4 sticks into a square. Repeat 5 times.

Step 3: Cut 5 pieces of vellum to fit the popsicle stick squares.

Step 4: Draw spiderwebs on each of the pieces of vellum.

Step 5: Glue the vellum panels to the backs of the popsicle stick squares.

Step 6: Glue the squares together at the edges.

Step 7: Add the optional spiders and set the lantern over a battery operated tea light.


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