Halloween toilet roll crafts for kids

The humble toilet roll tube! There are so many uses for these long after their original purpose. Here you’ll find four easy toilet roll crafts for kids with a Halloween theme. You can find lots of other ideas on the Halloween crafts for kids page. If you’re looking for October half term activities in Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts then have a look at the what’s on guide.

Halloween pumpkin toilet roll craft

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The basic construction of most of these toilet roll Halloween crafts is the same. Cut a piece of coloured paper or tissue paper approx. 3 cm taller than your toilet roll tube. If you’re using tissue paper you want it to be long enough to go round the tube twice. If you’re using coloured paper then it only needs to go around once. Wrap the paper around the tube leaving approx. 1.5 cm at the top and bottom.

To you can secure the paper with either PVA glue or hot glue. If you are using PVA glue and coloured paper it’s best to secure the top and bottom with a paperclip whilst the glue dries. I personally prefer to use PVA and tissue paper, but you’ll need to wait for the glue to dry before decorating, so it might be worth covering the toilet roll tubes before you start making these Halloween crafts with the kids.

Fold the paper over the top and bottom ends of the toilet roll tube and glue down. If you’re using coloured paper then you’ll need to make a few slits in the paper before folding so that it sits inside the tube properly. Decorate with Jack O’Lantern faces.

Frankenstein’s monster toilet roll craft

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Follow the instructions above but cover in green paper. Glue a narrow jagged strip of black paper around the top to look like hair. Draw on eyes, a mouth and some stitch marks.

Black cat toilet roll craft

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This toilet roll craft isn’t just for Halloween – you can make the cats in any colour! Before covering in black paper pinch together the top and push down to make ears. Secure with a little glue before covering. The decoration was done using metallic acrylic pens so they stand out against the black paper.

Ghost toilet roll decoration

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The Halloween decoration works better with tissue paper so that it flutters correctly. Cover in white paper. Cut 10cm long strips of paper. Secure these to the inside of the tube. Make two small holes in the top and thread some black string to hang the ghosts from. This is actually my favourite toilet roll Halloween craft. You could make lots and hang them from the ceiling in your hallway to welcome guests (and trick or treaters).

All of these ideas use toilet rolls but if you’re looking for other Halloween crafts have a look at lots more here. All of the crafts that I make are designed to be cheap, quick and easy to do with the kids. You won’t need a lot of craft supplies to make them, or an art degree for that matter. For me, it’s all about having fun with the kids rather than making them look perfect.

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