Halloween crafts can be made easily and inexpensively using toilet paper rolls. This is a way to save money and to teach your children to recycle. By saving your toilet paper rolls during the year, you will have plenty of materials at Halloween to create fun and scary crafts with your children.
You will need two toilet paper rolls, one pen, one piece of string, one pair of scissors, tape and glow in the dark paint.
Cut two wings out of one of the toilet paper rolls. Tape the wings on the other toilet paper roll, as these will be the wings for the bat. Use your pen to make a face on the bat. Use the glow in the dark paint to trace the bat wings and trace over the eyes on the face. Tape a piece of string on the back of the bat. Hang your little Halloween bat on the wall and turn off the light!
Halloween Surprise Tubes
You will need several toilet paper rolls, Halloween fabric or wrapping paper, ribbon, glue and treats.
Cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the toilet paper roll, and enough to have a couple of inches hanging over the toilet paper roll on both ends. Wrap the fabric or paper over the toilet paper roll and glue in place. Tie a bow with the ribbon on one end of the roll. Fill the paper or fabric covered tube with candy, small toys or confetti. Once filled, tie a bow on the open end of the tube with ribbon.
Before you begin this project, you will need a toilet paper roll, white fabric, two paper towels, glue gun, black and white "beady" eyes, and white ribbon.
Stuff the paper towels up one end of the toilet paper roll. The paper towels should be protruding about 2 inches from one end of the toilet paper roll. Cut a piece of white fabric that is 3 inches longer than the entire toilet paper roll. Place the white fabric over the end of the roll that has the paper towel poking out. Take the white ribbon and tie it around the middle of the roll. Puff up the fabric at the top of the roll, as this will be the head of the ghost. Glue the beady eyes on the ghost head with the glue gun.