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10 Pool Noodle Hacks for Halloween

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Whether you’re looking for boys’ birthday party ideas or Halloween decorations for the house, I’ve rounded up some great ways to use pool noodles with a Halloween theme.

The light sabers make great Halloween or birthday party favors for both boys and girls.

There’s also a target toss game, two different wreath ideas, witch legs, and pumpkin prints.

Read on to see what supplies are needed to turn a normal pool noodle into something really special for your next party or Halloween home decor.

Halloween Kids Party Craft Ideas Pool Noodle Hacks


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Crashed Witch Kids Party Craft Idea

1. Crashed Witch Prop

From Halloween Forum

I have seen this idea floating around Pinterest the last couple of years and I think it is finally time to try it.

For a grand total of five dollars you can create this crashed witch prop yourself to decorate your home for Halloween.

All you need is a pool noodle for legs, some striped witch knee socks from the dollar store, some thrifted or yard sale shoes, and a big old cauldron.

Pool Noodle Pumpkin Kids Party Craft Idea

2. Pool Noodle Pumpkins

From Coupons are Great

Grab that pool noodle from the garage and repurpose it to make this festive pool noodle pumpkin craft this fall.

This craft project is fun to do as an adult, but can be just as enjoyable for children. The best part is that you can use different paper patterns and colors to match the rest of you fall decor.

On top of you pool noodle, all you will need is some scrapbooking paper, glue, and tape.

Witch Legs Kids Party Craft Idea

3. Witch Legs

From Parents

Don’t forget to dress up your door for Halloween, too!

Trick-or-treaters will love this fun decoration that plays off of the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz.

Cut the legs from a pair of striped stockings, stuff them some recycled pool noodles, then glue them underneath a welcome matt and add some witchlike shoes.

Light Sabre Kids Party Craft idea

4. Light Saber

From Muddy Boots

Star Wars costumes would not be complete without a lightsaber, but those store bought versions can get expensive.

Instead, make lightsabers yourself at home with some pool noodles, duct tape, and a little creativity.

Don’t forget to save your leftover materials because this DIY project would also come in handy for a Star Wars themed birthday party.

5. Goofy Ghouls

From All Free Kids Crafts

Keep Halloween fun and silly for the younger kids with these adorably goofy ghouls.

Use cut up pieces of pool noodles to form different sized monster bodies, then let your kids go crazy adding details to their monsters with paper, pipe cleaners, google eyes, and more.

Make these Halloween crafts from items around your house for a super thrifty thrill.

Halloween Wreath Kids Party Craft Ideas

6. Pool Noodle Halloween Wreath

From East Coast Mommy

All parents and crafting fanatics love a good dollar store craft, so a pool noodle wreath does just the trick for a homemade Halloween wreath.

Way more budget friendly than craft store wreath forms, a pool noodle can easily be shaped into a wreath and them decorated to match any decor.

I love this white and grey yarn wrapped wreath with purple and black spooky accents.

Carnival Game Party Craft for Kids

7. Fall Carnival Game

From Sophie’s World

If you are hosting a Halloween party this year be sure to check out this fun DIY football throw game to entertain your guests.

Made with a pool noodle, PVC pipe and a few more simple materials, this football throw game is sure to add loads of fun to your spooky bash. It is also made of durable materials, so you can reuse it year after year.

8. Halloween T-Shirt Wreath

From Positively Splendid

Check out this fabulous Halloween wreath from Nat and Holly of My Sister’s Suitcase. You would never guess that the base is formed using a pool noodle.

After making the pool noodle wreath, they decorated it using an upcycled striped tshirt, scrap paper buntings, polka dotted washi tape, and some sparkly purple stick on letters.

Kids Party Craft Ideas Man Eating Plants

9. Man-Eating Plants

From Halloween Forum

Watch out, these killer plants are out to get you! A little creativity and brilliant crafting produced these awesome man eating plants made of recycled pool noodles and a few simple materials. Their razor sharp teeth and vibrant colors are sure to stand out in your Halloween display.

Pumpking Painting Kids Party Craft Ideas
10. Pumpkin Printing with Pool Noodles

From Toddler Approved

If you are looking for a super simple fall or Halloween craft to create with your little ones, look no further.

These pool noodle printed pumpkins make an adorable craft suitable for nearly any age group.

Just dip some slices of pool noodle into orange paint, press them onto white yardstick paper, and add some painted green stems!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.