Glow in the Dark Spider Balls

Glow in the dark spider balls for Halloween HOW SUPER COOL ARE THESE!!!
This is probably one of the easiest crafts I’ve done and I even got the kids involved. Check out how to make a really neat Halloween decoration!

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What You’ll Need
  • String/Yarn
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Vaseline
  • Glow in the Dark Spray Paint (found it at the Party City)
  • Fake Spiders
  • Balloons

1) My little helpers spread Vaseline over the balloons to ensure the glue and string doesn’t stick to the balloon.

2) Next run the string through the glue and your fingers to remove the excess glue.  Tip: cut the string into manageable strips.

3) Place the string/yarn around the balloons.

4) Allow the glue to dry.

5) Pop the balloon.

6) Spray on the Glow and the Dark and hot glue the spiders on. Tip: I used the spider rings and clipped off the ring parts.
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Give it a whirl it is a really fun thing to do with the kids!
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  • Anonymous

    OH My!!! Love it

  • A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

    These are fantastic! What a great idea!

  • Upscale Downhome

    These are so cool! I am not really into Halloween decorations but these could make me change my mind! Fun and funky! Great job!

  • Kristy


  • Christina at I Gotta Create!

    Totally super cool –that's how! Love 'em! If you would like to spread the coolness I'm hosting a Bewitching Craft link party over at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com! Love how the spiders spin up the creep factor!

  • Stephanie

    These are so fun and cute! I love them! I am thinking about making some – the glow in the dark spray really adds a lot. I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

  • J’s mom

    Very cute!! My son will have fun making these :)

  • Amy

    Love this idea! Definitely super-cool…my son would think they were awesome [except that he's afraid of spider at the moment…lol]. I'd be thrilled if you'd share it here:


  • AllArtful

    Thanks Elaina, I'm so glad you liked the glow in the dark spider balls!  They are hanging in my dining room now:)  I have a few more pictures to take and I expect to show my neat Halloween decor this week.  Hope you check it out and LOVE the comments :)
    Stephanie @ All Artful

  • AllArtful

    Thanks Heather!  And I'm so glad we are following each other on Twitter!  Check out my this blog – super cool glow in the dark kids stuff http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/search/label/Adventures%20in%20the%20Dark.  (I pinned some stuff from her site on pinterest :) )
    Thanks again!
    Stephanie @ All Artful

  • Bernadette Grbic

    Oh, I am totally doing this tomorrow! my girls will go nuts – they LOVE anything that glows in the dark! I am seriously off to track down glow in the dark paint in the morning!

    would love for you to share this on the sunday showcase – http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase


  • AllArtful

    Thanks Bernadette!  I just linked up to your blog!  I've found glow in the dark spray paint at both Michaels and Party City.  Check out this blow – lots of fun stuff to do with glow in the dark ;) http://playathomemom3.blogspot….  (I pinned some stuff from her site on pinterest :) )

    Stephanie @ All Artful

  • Anna Ranson

    How VERY cool are those!! I'd LOVE it if you'd link this post up to our big child-centred link called It's Playtime! 
    Thank you!

  • AllArtful

    Thanks Anna! I'm all linked up on your page for the glow in the dark spider balls and I also included the Drawing tutorial for a Halloween pumpkin, good for kids 5 – 9.

    Thanks for commenting!
    Stephanie @ All Artful

  • Messforless

    I love these.  The addition of the glow in the dark spray paint was genius!  This seems like it was a lot of fun for the kids.  Mine would have loved smearing the Vaseline.  I am a new Twitter Follower from the Sunday Showcase.  Vicky from http://www.messforless.net

  • A Little Learning For Two

    Woooowwww, I love these! How clever, I bet they look great during the day too.

  • Shirley

    This is so fun and creative! I can't wait to do it with my boys!

  • Beth

    How cool!! LOVE THOSE!! I am totally pinning it! I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

  • Elliemorrell

    Just hopped by from It's Playtime, these are fantastic.  What a fabulous idea and yet quite easy to make.  Thanks for sharing


  • AllArtful

    Thanks Beth!  I just checked out your site – LOVE IT,  and your kids are cute too :).  Count me in for linking up, I have some great drawings for kids activities. 

  • AllArtful

    Thanks for dropping by!  I checked out your website – You have great little helpers there :)  The look like they would enjoy making glow in the dark spider balls.  Hope you give it a whirl and make a memory!

  • Kelli Wood

    New fan here!! These are so fun! I will for sure have to try these out with my son and his friends!!!


  • Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities

    Those are incredibly spooky!

  • Katie Leipprandt

    Amazing! Great pictures. 

  • Sharla K

    That is super creative.  When I saw the picture, I assumed it would be too complicated for my kids to do, but thanks to your instructions and pictures, it might be something we try soon!

  • Kristie

    Very cute.  I think I might use this idea to make a "basket of thanks" for our month long tradition in November.  If I get to it, I'll post it on my blog.  Thank you so much for sharing!  I found you on LLI.  Blessings!

  • Kim Rosema

    Very cool!

  • Bernadette Grbic

    Thanks for sharing these on the Sunday Showcase! Such a fabulous & fun idea!!!
    We hope to see you again this week! I showcased these on facebook & Twitter!


  • sara s

    This is so cool!  The kids would love to give this one a try.

  • Carrie

    These glowing spider wedb balls rock!  {And so do you!} ;)


  • Beth

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured you at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/linky-party-3.html – how could I not it was so creative!! Feel free to grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up & I can’t wait to see what else you link up!!!Beth

  • Amanda Formaro

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them  :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  • Fiona Wallen

    wow they look fantastic :)

  • Stephanie

    These are so much fun!  Thanks for sharing at the Stache Party.

  • Kids craft ideas

    Love it! thanks for sharing.

  • Stephanie

    I featured this at the Stache Party.  Feel free to grab a featured button! http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-is-what-i-made-with-my-stache-last.html

  • the Monko

    Hiya, I was so inspired by these I made my own Christmas decorations adapting your idea. 
    I featured you: http://tamingthegoblin.blogspot.com/2011/11/winter-tree.htmlSo you are entitled to an "I was featured" button if you'd like it. You can find them here http://tamingthegoblin.blogspot.com/p/buttons-and-links.html

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  • http://thenuthousefive.blogspot.com/ Jensamom23

    What a great idea for a outdoor party!  How long did the glowin last?

    • http://www.grinninglikeanidiot.com/ Stephanie

      I didn’t even think about putting them outside, but I LOVE that idea!!  the glowing lasts about 12 hours while it decreases as the night wears on.  I had them on my dining room chandelier and I remember walking through the house around 3 or 4 in the morning because one of the kids woke up and I did a double take in the dining room because they were glowing and it took me aback. :) 
      I’d love to see how you use them in the yard – send pics please :)
      Stephanie from grinninglikeanidiot.com

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  • Kavita

    Hello, I’m curious…How long does the glue take to dry? I’m wondering if this can be done as part of a class party.

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