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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

15 Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids

When the kids want to do craft at the drop of a hat and I need a simple and quick solution, I grab some empty toilet paper rolls from our stash. They're free, readily available {without leaving the house} and there's so many different crafts you can make with them. Literally hundreds, and for any theme. Today I'm going to show you how to make 15 Halloween kids crafts using toilet paper rolls {or cardboard tubes if you don't want to use toilet paper rolls}.

halloween craft ideas made from toilet paper rolls

These Halloween toilet paper roll crafts are all really simple and can easily be done by preschoolers or school children as a classroom art project. Make these cute ghosts, monsters, black cats, bats and even a haunted house. Use them to decorate the classroom for Halloween or take them home to use in Halloween small world play.

Before you get crafting you'll need to have some basic supplies on hand. Each of these crafts will require scissors, glue and toilet paper rolls. If you don't want to recycle used toilet paper rolls you can use paper towel rolls or buy cardboard craft tubes online. A lot of the crafts will also require either coloured paint or coloured paper and googly eyes. You can find all of these easily at stationary stores, dollar stores or online in my Amazon store.


halloween ghosts made from toilet paper rolls

If you love Casper the friendly ghost you'll love these cute toilet paper roll ghosts. Use the ghost template at The Craft Train to create your own friendly ghosts.

ghost candy buckets made from toilet paper rolls

Make these adorable ghost treat buckets from empty toilet paper rolls like Red Ted Art. There's also instructions to make alien and pumpkin versions. The best part is they're small enough that the kids won't be overloaded with treats so no massive sugar high {hopefully}. They'd be a cute way to hand out treats to trick or treaters on Halloween night or display lollies at a Halloween party.
toilet paper roll mummies

These toilet paper roll mummies are my kids favourite Halloween craft. We make a few new ones each year and use them as decorations and in Halloween play. To make your own follow my easy Halloween mummy tutorial here.


bat craft made from toilet rolls

Grab some toilet paper rolls, coloured paper and sticky or googly eyes and make these cute toilet paper roll bats. Even though they have fangs, they're more cute than creepy. Follow the instructions at Simple Everyday Mom to make your own toilet paper roll bats.

halloween bat pinata
If you want a cute way to hand out lollies to trick or treaters then make some of these Halloween bat pinatas. Making them is a fun craft activity then you can fill them with Halloween treats and hand them out on Halloween night. Follow the pinata instructions over at Red Ted Art.

flying cardboard roll bat

This flying paper tube bat doubles as a hanging Halloween decoration as well as a craft activity. Make some flying bats following the instructions at Mombrite then hang them on a Halloween tree or over a haunted house.


If you have lots of yarn scraps that need using up then try these toilet paper roll yarn wrapped monsters. Make them in any colour combination you like by following the instructions at Danya Banya.

toilet paper roll monster craft

Use the monster template at Joy of Sharing to make these tissue paper toilet roll monsters. Mix and match the pieces from the template and some googly eyes to create some unique monsters.

toilet paper roll monsters with stickers and googly eyes

Paint and decorate some toilet paper rolls to create an awesome monster mobile like Happy Hooligans. Follow these instructions to turn your paper roll monsters into a decorative hanging mobile.

cardboard tube aliens

Ok so these aren't technically monsters, but these cardboard tube aliens are still a great Halloween craft {and perfect for space week too}. Grab some pipe cleaners, pom poms and googly eyes and follow the instructions at Artsy Craftsy Mom.


toilet paper roll witch craft

This toilet paper roll witch looks amazing and is easy to make following the tutorial at Red Ted Art.  You'll need some yarn, paper and googly eyes. There's also instructions to make her a little black cat and a broomstick.

black cats made from paper tubes

If the black cat above doesn't take your fancy then try these 3D toilet paper roll black cats. They look like they'd be tricky to make but they're actually cut using a really simple free template from The Craft Train. They can be made from toilet paper rolls or paper tubes then simply paint as you like.

vampire dracula made from paper tube

Vampires don't always have to be super scary looking, just look at this cute toilet paper roll vampire. With a few pieces of coloured paper, paint and googly eyes you can create a cute Count Dracula by following the steps at  Artsy Momma.

halloween toilet paper roll haunted house

Did you know you can build an epic haunted house made out of paper rolls and cardboard? It's so easy and would make a great classroom activity. Collect a cardboard box and some paper tubes from the recycling and follow the tutorial at Crafts By Ria.

spooky halloween toilet paper trees

If you make the haunted house above then you'll need some spooky Halloween trees to decorate the grounds around it. These haunted trees will make the perfect addition to any Halloween small world. Follow the instructions over at Taming Little Monsters to make your own.


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