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Cute Stuffed Fabric Bugs Craft for Halloween


This fun idea for homemade fabric bugs is a perfect Halloween craft to make at home. This easy DIY is a great way to add some color to your other Halloween decor and are cute, not scary. Best of all, these are great for beginning crafters! Just grab a glue gun!

A homemade fabric bug with wire legs on a table next to a skull vase with an orange flower.
Let’s make this easy fabric bug craft!

Easy Halloween DIY Idea

These make-your-own fabric bugs are such a fun Halloween craft. Halloween fabric crafts always look so cool. I love that you can tell they are homemade (usually – well, if I make them) and they are usually not all gross like a severed arm. 

Bugs are not awesome. But I can totally tolerate these fabric bugs. With their festive fabrics and whimsical legs, these are perfect to decorate any room of the house.

Related: Easy Halloween Candle Craft

I like to imagine that if one of these bugs bit you, you would end up with a cute little heart-shaped scar and be filled with happiness venom. 

Easy crafts like this are so satisfying, especially since I can finish them in an afternoon. 


Supplies you need to make cute fabric bugs for Halloween
Wheat you need to make fabric bugs for Halloween.

How To Make Fabric Stuffed Bugs

Fabric, stuffing, styrofoam and a hot glue gun - all supplies to make the body of a fabric bug

1. Make the Bug’s Body

There are two ways to make the bug’s body – choose the way that you like the most. 

The first way is to use a combination of stuffing and styrofoam pieces to make the body shapes that I covered with fabric.

A hot glue gun and black fabric with white skulls on it. This will become the fabric bug's body.

Another way I made the bodies was to create a small pillow-type pocket with the fabric before stuffing it. This was no-sew and I just used hot glue in place of stitching.

2. Make the Bug’s Head

To make the bug’s head, cover some small styrofoam balls with fabric. Then, apply Mod Podge to keep it all in place. 

3. Bend Wire for Legs

Cut equal-length pieces of wire. Bend the wire about ¼” from one end or each “leg”.

Use hot glue to attach the legs to the bottom side of the bug body.

Readjust the leg bends to make the bug stand on its own.

How to Display

How cute are these easy fabric bugs?! I'm all about cute Halloween crafts and decorations.

Display this non-scary Halloween decoration anywhere you want! Stuffed bugs are totally not scary.

I love that I can set these cute fabric craft bugs around my house and have pops of color and creep without being something bloody or gory.

Here's a really cute Halloween craft idea. Fabric bugs!

But these are so easy to make that you could gather your family or friends together and have a Halloween craft party. Then everyone can take their bugs home at the end. 

You can also put these adorable bugs inside a Halloween gift basket and hand them out to teachers or anyone else that might need a little boost.

Cute fabric bugs are the perfect Halloween decoration idea!

Make these cute fabric bugs for Halloween this year! 

More easy Halloween ideas

I hate bugs but I love these darling fabric creepy crawlers. I love that they are non-scary Halloween decorations.

DIY Fabric Bugs for Halloween

These easy fabric bugs use coordinating fabrics and wire to make legs. It's a cute Halloween decoration and craft that you can do at home.
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Course: Craft / DIY
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 fabric bug



  • 1-2 pieces fabric (can mismatch the fabric)
  • 1 piece styrofoam ball
  • Mod Podge
  • craft wire
  • stuffing


Make the body

  • Take a piece of styrofoam or a styrofoam ball and wrap it with a piece of fabric. (note: The body should be larger than the head. Do not make them the same size).
  • Use hot glue to completely cover the Styrofoam.

Make the head

  • Wrap a Styrofoam ball with fabric.
  • Use hot glue to completely cover the Styrofoam.

Add the legs

  • Cut equal length pieces of wire.
  • Bend the wire about 1/4" from one end or each "leg".
  • Use hot glue to attach the legs to the bottom side of the bug body.
  • Readjust the leg bends to make the bug stand on its own.
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  1. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe says:

    Such a cute idea Sharon!!

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