My son and I have been busy making these adorable toilet paper tube Halloween characters, a fun craft for kids and the perfect Halloween decoration! Below you will find how to make a carboard tube: monster, scarecrow, black cat, handprint bat, ghost, jack-o-lantern, Frankenstein, witch, and mummy craft.
Toilet Paper Tube Halloween Characters
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*We receive free products from CraftProjectIdeas.com to use for crafts and share with all of you. They have all your basic craft supplies and are available for purchase at Wal-Mart (look for Horizon Group on the product packaging). In this post, we used: fuzzy sticks, craft sticks, pony beads, foam glitter star stickers, paintbrushes, and wiggly eyes.
- cardboard tubes
- kids paint
- construction paper
- wiggly eyes
- foam craft stickers
- pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
- glue and/or glue dots
- cupcake liner (for the scarecrow)
- black marker
- 2 pony beads (for Frankenstein)
- mini craft sticks (scarecrow)
I held each one up for my son to paint. He did such an awesome job painting. He said that he was an expert painter – so cute!
Cute Recycled Monster Craft
He glued on wiggly eyes and decorated the monster with foam stickers, then drew on a monster mouth with a black marker. I glued on antennae made from fuzzy sticks (Glue Dots hold fuzzy things on easier). Shape the antennae however you’d like and add foam stickers to the tops. Preschoolers and older can usually do the antennae themselves.
Black Cat TP Craft
I had pink foam stickers for my little guy to stick on, but construction paper would also work. The ears are triangle shaped with the two slanted sides colored with a black stripe along the edge.
You can cut 6 strips of white paper to glue on as whiskers or use white fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners. Then, use white paint to add on details and the mouth.
Toilet Paper Tube Mummy
I had my son paint a little black area and then glue on eyes when it dries. (you only need to paint where the eyes go)
My son tore up toilet paper into little strips. He loves this part! We used glue diluted with water (or use Mod Podge) to paint the tube. Next, he stuck on the strips of toilet paper. To finish he used a paintbrush to brush the glue/water mixture over the top of everything (I had to help him a little with this part).
Cardboard Tube Handprint Bat
Check out our other blog, Fun Handprint Art, to see how we made this cute tp tube bat craftf!
TP Tube Frankenstein Craft
This one turned out so stinkin’ cute! After the green paint dried, I drew a hairline and my little guy painted that area with black paint. Of course you could skip drawing a line for older kids. He glued on a gray bead on each side of the head (or do by the bottom neck area). To finish your cardboard Frankenstein, use a black marker to draw on the nose, mouth, and scar.
Cardboard Tube Jack-o-lantern Craft
After letting the orange paint dry, use a black marker to add a not-so-scary pumpkin face. The stem is a square piece of green construction paper.
→ Check out our cardboard tube changeable pumpkin emotions craft for another fun idea!
TP Tube Ghost Craft
This Halloween character craft is super easy! When the white paint dried, my little guy used his fingerprints to create the eyes and a thumbprint to make the mouth. I am impressed with the great job he did, I was expecting smears!
Finish the ghost craft by cutting triangle slits along the bottom.
Paper Towel Tube Scarecrow
To make the hair, cut thin strips of black construction paper. Glue these along the top. To make the witch’s hat, form a cone shape withblack construction paper and either tape or glue it together. Use the toilet paper roll to trace a circle shape. Draw a 2nd circle around the first circle to create the rim of the witch hat. Press it into place with glue. Glue the hat to the top of the tube.
For more crafty Halloween projects that are recycled like the above toilet paper tube Halloween characters, check out these spooky cute cereal box Halloween characters!
Originally posted on 10/27/2011
Updated on 10/7/2017