Make this easy DIY Spider Costume for the kids for Halloween. They will be so impressed with how it turns out. It’s also very frugal to make.

How to Make a Spider Costume in just a few minutes! This toddler spider costume is so easy. Make this DIY Spider Costume for only $8. The kids will love it.

Chenea was nice enough to share how she made these adorable spider costumes and how easy it is for you to do it too!

Check out our full list of other Homemade Halloween Costumes for kids here.

Diy Spider Costume

A couple of years ago I had no idea what my boys were going to dress up as. Halloween was quickly approaching and I was about to start panicking!

Finally, one night around the dinner table someone said, “How about spiders?” My first thought – we don’t really do “scary” or “creepy” costumes.

Of course, realizing having 6 year old and a 2 year old, it would be hard to agree on a common theme, so I decided to go for it!

Much to my surprise (and relief) these spider costumes turned out way easier and cuter than I thought they would. The boys all had a blast showing off their spider costumes and they were super comfortable for them to wear.

All told, I spent about $8-10 per costume. Can you believe that? So frugal for a Halloween costume.

Of course you can purchase spider costumes on Amazon. However, they are much more expensive.

I spotted many spider costumes for $20 or more! Make your own instead for only $8!

This DIY Spider Costume for boy or girl is budget friendly.

How to Make a Spider Costume in just a few minutes! This toddler spider costume is so easy. Make this DIY Spider Costume for only $8. The kids will love it.

How to Make a Spider Costume

Materials:

Note- You can get some of these items at the dollar store for Spider Costume Child DIY.

How to Make a Spider Costume in just a few minutes! This toddler spider costume is so easy. Make this DIY Spider Costume for only $8. The kids will love it.

How to make Toddler Spider Costume:

  1. Stuff 6 black socks with fiber fill. You can stuff them loosely. If you stuff them too densely, they will be too heavy and pull down too much on the sweatshirt. Yes, I know spiders have 8 legs – you only stuff 6 socks because the other 2 legs will be your kiddos’ arms. 😉
  2. With the sweatshirt laying face down, set your stuffed legs on the back of your sweatshirt. Simply spread them out, 3 facing one way and 3 facing the other. When you are happy with your legs, tack them down with needle and thread.
  3. To make your kiddos’ arms work in conjunction with the spider legs I used thin (1/8″ inch) black ribbon. Attach one end of the ribbon to the wrist of the sweatshirt. I used a needled and thread and made sure it was very secure. Let about 4-5″ of ribbon out and then attach it to the first ‘leg’ (I simply tied the ribbon around the leg with a couple of knots). Repeat until all of the legs are attached.
  4. Finally, pick some brightly colored felt for a spider-like design for the back of the sweatshirt. This is not necessary, but I wanted something to cover the place on the sweatshirt where I tacking down the socks/legs. I just looked online and my hubby drew up a little pattern on paper. I then cut out the felt using the pattern. I hand-stitched the felt to the sweatshirt, but you could just as easily use hot glue.

Give this Spider Costume DIY a try.

How to Make a Spider Costume in just a few minutes! This toddler spider costume is so easy. Make this DIY Spider Costume for only $8. The kids will love it.

Tip for No Sew Spider Costume:

You will need a glue gun and glue sticks for this project if you opt not to hand stitch. I recommend having an extra bag of glue sticks!

It seems I always need more glue than I realize. It’s not fun to run out mid project…..

That is it!!

I had these done in one night and my boys loved them! I think their favorite part of wearing the costume was walking up to people and then raising their arms!

This Kid Spider Costume DIY is so easy!

Since the legs are all attached, when they raised their arms, the legs raised, too. It was really pretty cute. 😉

Fun idea for Homemade Spider Costume:

This is so easy to expand for larger families or adapt for families with girls. Why not make your little princess a pink or sparkly spider?

That would be just adorable!

This easy spider costume to make for kids is so fun.

How to Make a Spider Costume in just a few minutes! This toddler spider costume is so easy. Make this DIY Spider Costume for only $8. The kids will love it.

Spider legs costume accessories really add a cool touch.

Now that you know how to make spider costume, it’s so easy!

The kids will love it. It’s budget friendly and sure to be a hit.

Plus, it is just so cute.

You could even make a DIY spider costume for adults!

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  1. Hi. I‘m from Norway and found your blog on Pinterest searching for halloween inspiration. Is the youngest spiderboy (alone in the picture) your
    son? He looks just like my son 1,5 years old. They are so alike, its crazy!

  2. This costume works great for adults too. I found it last October when me and my boyfriend were looking for couple costume ideas. I wanted to do a Spider and a Fly. I wanted to be the spider so I found this costume. It was so cute! I loved modifying it for myself, I added a red hour glass on the shirt to make it look like a Black Widow Spider. It was so fun! I put some web around my boyfriend to make it look like he was being wrapped up in my web.