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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Mummies

Do you hoard all the recycling in the hopes of making crafty masterpieces with your kids? I have so many cardboard boxes, empty containers, toilet paper rolls, 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 recyclables. Read on to find out how to make these really easy Halloween mummies from toilet paper rolls or cardboard tubes.

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, my daughter 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 a readily available craft resource in your household, even if you're not a hoarder of all the things like me.

Halloween mummies made from recycled toilet paper rolls



HALLOWEEN MUMMY SUPPLIES


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Black marker or paint sticks
  • White masking tape
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

If you don't want to re-use toilet paper rolls then you can always buy new craft cardboard rolls from stationary stores or online at Amazon. Black marker or paint sticks both work well for this craft, however if you don't want your child using a permanent pen like a Sharpie then I suggest using a washable marker or washable paint stick. Liquid pva glue works better for sticking down the googly eyes than traditional glue sticks, alternatively you could use eye stickers if you want to avoid glue altogether.



HOW TO MAKE SPOOKY TOILET PAPER ROLL MUMMIES IN 5 MINUTES


  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 crisscross pattern, leaving the black section uncovered at the front.
  3. Glue the googly eyes onto the black section.
Halloween mummy decoration made from a cardboard tube.
Four cardboard tube and tape mummies

DECORATE THE HOUSE FOR HALLOWEEN WITH TOILET PAPER ROLL MUMMIES


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 activities.



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