Pool Noodles aren’t just for swimming. They’re also a flexible craft material to use when decorating your home for holidays. Easily create the best Halloween decorations from pool noodles! We have complied the top 10 creepy crafts to keep you busy and scare the neighbors this year. These spooky creations are also perfect for your next party and all you need is a simple pool noodle to make everyone say EEEK! 

  1. Frankenstein – Make him big or small, either way he is very scary! https://diynoodles.com/easy-to-make-diy-frankenstein-craft-with-pool-noodles/
  2. Monsters - There are a lot of fun monster ideas and The Clumsy Crafter made cute pool noodle monsters perfect for Halloween decorations. https://www.clumsycrafter.com/fun-craft-idea-for-kids-pool-noodle-monsters/
  3. Chains – Backer rod is the pool noodle’s smaller cousin and Armacell makes that, too! Check out how to make spooky chains to add to a costume at Halloween Forum. https://www.halloweenforum.com/threads/fake-chain-made-from-foam-backer-rod.143877/
  4. Bats - Making a bat craft is easy with this fast tutorial. https://diynoodles.com/easy-diy-pool-noodle-bat-craft/
  5. Candy - Halloween is all about the candy, right!? Simple to make candy lollipops from pool noodles makes this holiday extra sweet . https://www.tiktok.com/@lifewithlaken/video/7155588811496590638
  6. Spiders – Some people are terrified of spiders, but you can make them not so scary with this unique pool noodle design. Take a look! https://www.ehow.com/13767686/how-to-make-a-giant-spider-halloween-decoration
  7. Witch legs – Give everyone a fright with lifelike witch legs made from pool noodles. Stick them in the ground or in a cauldron! https://www.housedigest.com/1385417/pool-noodle-hack-diy-affordable-halloween-witch-legs-decor/
  8. Wreath – Show your Halloween spirit by creating a spooky wreath to hang on your front door. Pool Noodles are the perfect base for you to wrap with paranormal paraphernalia. https://www.halloweencostumes.com/blog/p-551-diy-pool-noodle-halloween-wreaths.aspx
  9. Candles – Want to create some spooky ambiance around your haunted home? Check out our DIY page https://www.armacell.us/instructions/pool-noodle-halloween-candles/
  10. Light Saber – Bring your Star Wars costume to life with an affordable Lightsaber prop. Just wrap the end of a pool noodle with duct tape and electrical tape, and voila -- you’re a Jedi! https://frugalfun4boys.com/make-a-pool-noodle-lightsaber/  

Sample Materials Needed

  • Pool noodles
  • Box cutter or small knife
  • Low temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Battery operated tea light candles 
  • Plastic spiders, skulls, flowers, or other spooky décor
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Striped Socks
  • Witchy Shoes
  • Green, Black, and Gray paint 
  • Cellophane wrapping paper
  • PVC Pipe