Sunday, October 21, 2018

Super easy halloween toilet paper roll mummies

Do you hoard all the recycling in the hopes of making crafty masterpieces with your kids? Nope? Maybe it's just me... I have so many cardboard boxes, empty containers, pieces of used tissue paper and bubble wrap just waiting in my garage for the day they'll be reborn into something amazing. Sometimes that day takes a loooong time to arrive, but I can always find useful ways to reuse things, like these really easy toilet paper roll mummies.

You and your kids can make them in about 5 minutes and you don't even have to be a crafty mum.  They're so simple, bub started making them when she was 3 and only needed help gluing on the googly eyes. The rougher they are the better they look in my opinion. Also good news, empty toilet paper rolls should be readily available in your household, even if you're not a hoarder of all the things like me.

What you will need

- Toilet paper rolls {as many as you want to make}
- Black washable marker or black paint
- White masking tape
- Googly eyes
- Glue

To turn your toilet paper rolls into spooky halloween mummies 

  1. Colour in {or paint} a black rectangle about 1.5cm from the top of the toilet paper roll. It doesn't have to go all the way around as you'll only see a small part of it at the front.
  2. Rip masking tape into skinny strips and stick over the toilet paper roll in a haphazard criss cross pattern, leaving the black section uncovered at the front.
  3. Glue the googly eyes onto the black section.
If you want to get even more creative make a few of them and poke holes on the left and right sides half way between the top of the roll and the eyes and thread them onto a string to make a decorative bunting. Or tie string on them and hang them from tree branches for a spooky decoration. They also make great props for halloween play.

Find more halloween play and craft ideas for toddlers on my halloween pinterest board or click here for halloween sensory play ideas for toddlers.

Toni x

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