7 easy Halloween toilet roll crafts

If you’re anything like me then you will have a bag full of loo roll tubes and all sorts of cardboard which is a handy rainy day stash. They certainly came in handy for our mammoth Halloween toilet roll crafts session!

You will need:

  • Loo roll tubes
  • Paper plates
  • PVA glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint
  • Brushes and spreaders
  • Scissors
  • Plus your Craft supplies – tissue, pom-poms, sequins and pipe cleaners plus anything else you have to hand.

You could also order stickers with custom prints or words on to add further detail to your craft

These are activities you can keep coming back to and really involve little ones in the process. Arlo loves it when we get to the end of a loo roll – they all go in to storage for a rainy day and we have a permanent bowl of resources on the table so we can glue and stick whenever the mood arises.

1. Spider

Our first make was a series of spiders which involved slices of tube being cut and pipe cleaners poked through holes. I cut the holes once the paint was dry.

We used four pipe cleaners and this was a fab fine motor skill, the concentration required to thread the pipe cleaners kept him busy for a while and then he went to town with the Googly eyes.

2. Toilet roll Cat

For our bat, cat and owl, life started in a similar way – squishing the tube down at one end as pictured to make ear shapes. I did this before we started with the paint and it helped Arlo imagine the animal and decide on his colours.

Our cat was completed with a pipe cleaner tail and whiskers plus a pom Pom nose and the obligatory googly eyes.

3. Owl

For our owl we made his wings using a half paper plate and feathers seemed like the best idea to Arlo…. and he also required some sequins to bring this creature to life.

4. Bat

Our bat also utilised paper plate wings, I cut little half moons out of the plate to get the shape right.

5. Frog

Our squashed frog was a later addition to the party – adding in cut paper for legs and squishing the tube in a different way – painting the mouth pink – and Arlo found in hilarious to hide spiders in his mouth and count them in and out all month.

6. Monster

The monster here was a leftover after another play project – I originally cut some tubes to use as stampers with paint to make spiders and it only seemed right to add to our expanding brood of creatures.

7. Halloween toilet roll crafts – Frankenstein

Frank completed our family – some how Arlo has become obsessed with Frankenstein and even persuaded me to get him his own little mask, and make some halloween party food inspired by this spooky jolly green giant – this bought us up to the end of October and so now it’s time to begin saving the loo roll tubes for Christmas craft projects.

Last Updated on 3 months by Lavania Oluban

13 thoughts on “7 easy Halloween toilet roll crafts”

  1. These are great. I’m always saving toilet rolls. Basically because they are at the height of my crafting limit!

  2. Great job!! Love these. I haven’t done loo roll crafting in a while. A great way to recycle too.

  3. I mean I never even thought to save these for Halloween craft… But these are great ideas! Will give some a try tomorrow!

  4. I’m not a crafty mum at all; however I find toilet roll crafts relatively easy… and fun… so thanks for this!

  5. Great ideas. Cause let’s face it EVERYONE has loo roll tubes knocking about. It’s nice to see crafts where you’ll genuinely have the stuff in the house

  6. My son always has empty loo rolls stashed around the house, he uses them for all kinds of games, he would love these activities!


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