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Pool Noodle Halloween Candles Craft {So Fun!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

These Pool Noodle Halloween Candles are the perfect craft and decoration for your Halloween party. Easy to make and so much fun! Recycle pool noodles to make this fun Halloween decor.

pool noodle Halloween candle craft

Pool Noodle Halloween Candles

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pool noodle Halloween decoration

My daughter showed me a tik-tok with these Pool Noodle Halloween Candles, and I knew I had to give them a try. I’m so glad that I did. I  love how they turned out and I learned some tips and tricks to share with your along the way.

pool noodle Halloween candle craft

Although this isn’t one of my easy peasy crafts for little kids, this is one of those crafts that adults might enjoy making and displaying for them. Kids will love seeing these pool noodle candles light up. They would be such a fun Halloween decorating sitting on the porch on Halloween night.


Tips and Tricks for making these Pool Noodle Halloween Candles: 

  • To make this craft a more Kid-Friendly Craft – simply place the tea lights on top of the noodles without cutting the inside of the pool noodle at all.
  • you can use scissors to cut your pool noodles at various lengths
  • try to make one end even, but it’s ok if the tops are not even. Candles don’t burn evenly, anyway,
  • you can use scissors or a sharp knife to cut a larger hole in the center of your pool noodle tops for a place to hold the tea lights
  • if you choose to carve out a place for the tea lights – the enlarged hole only needs to be as deep as the tea light
  • use a low temp glue gun for the melted wax effect
  • you can get 5-6 candlesticks out of one pool noodle
  • use spray paint in a well-ventilated area
  • place an old sheet or tarp down to protect your work surface from paint

Are you ready to make your Halloween Decorations? Let’s make sure that you have everything you’ll need: 

Here’s what you’ll need for this Halloween idea:

  • 1 pool noodle
  • scissors
  • low temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • black spray paint – I used a FLAT black Rustoleum enamel spray paint
  • battery operated tea lights
  • masking tape
  • ribbon or string


pool noodle Halloween candles

  • cut the pool noodle at varying lengths
  • stand your noodles up and squeeze out melted glue at the top of the pool noodles, going down the sides- (this will be your melted wax illusion)
  • tape the wick portion of the tea lights (this will protect them from the paint)
  • take your pool noodle pieces and the tea lights out to a well-ventilated area (outdoors is best) to spray them with the black paint
  • spray noodles and tea lights – let dry
  • turn noodles over and spray the rest – let dry
  • when the noodles are dry, cut the center hole a little wider to fit the tea light inside – (you only need to do this at the top – the same end as the melted wax)
  • *the hole you make should only be as deep as the tea lights
  • group the candles together and tie a string to secure or glue ribbon around them to secure them together
  • when you are ready to light the candles, turn the tea lights on and stick them into the holes you’ve made at the top of the candles
  • enjoy!
  • *Alternative to cutting out a hole for the tea-lights is to simply place them on top of the pool noodles to display

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