Halloween Spider Lantern

A spider lantern made from a mason jar, lights, cotton, and lights is the perfect Halloween craft.

This Halloween Spider Lantern will look creepy cool on your mantel or even be a fun DIY nightlight for your kids to make!

Halloween lantern filled with cotton webs with black plastic spiders in and on it, filled with purple lights.
These creepy crawly spiders are perfect for a Halloween lantern!

Super Creepy Halloween Lantern

This glowing lantern is super simple and inexpensive to make. In fact, I found all the supplies I needed at my local Dollar Tree making it the perfect Halloween dollar store craft.

If you don’t live near a Dollar Tree, you can get everything you need below.

What You Need To Make A Halloween Spider Lantern:

  • Plastic Jar
  • Spider Web or Cotton
  • Small Toy Spiders
  • Purple String Light

How to Make a Halloween Spider Lantern:

Halloween lantern filled with cotton webs with black plastic spiders in and on it, filled with purple lights.
Purple lights shine through the sticky webs of these creepy spiders in this Halloween lantern.
Step 1

Start by taking your string light and wrapping it around the battery pack on the end.

Step 2

Now, open the jar and stuff a small handful of fake spider web in the bottom with a spider toy or two.

Step 3

Next, turn on the string light and insert it into the jar.

Step 4

Now, fill in the space around light with more spider web and spiders. Be sure to pack it well with web and cover up the string light so that there aren’t any parts of it showing.

Step 5

When you’re done filling the jar with web and spiders, put the lid of the jar back on.

Step 6

Use in a dark place to see the webbing glow!

Yield: 1

Halloween Spider Lantern

Halloween Spider Lantern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Plastic Jar
  • Spider Web or Cotton
  • Small Toy Spiders
  • Purple String Light

Instructions

  1. Start by taking your string light and wrapping it around the battery pack on the end.
  2. Now, open the jar and stuff a small handful of fake spider web in the bottom with a spider toy or two.
  3. Next, turn on the string light and insert it into the jar.
  4. Now, fill in the space around light with more spider web and spiders. Be sure to pack it well with web and cover up the string light so that there aren’t any parts of it showing.
  5. When you're done filling the jar with web and spiders, put the lid of the jar back on.
  6. Use in a dark place to see the webbing glow!

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