3 Easy Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Halloween is right around the corner and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with these easy toilet paper roll crafts.

Do you and your kids love Halloween? How about crafts? Then these Halloween toilet paper roll crafts are right up your alley.

So if you haven’t tried any Halloween crafts with toilet paper rolls yet, you can start now by making this set of three spooky friends – a witch, a vampire and a monster (Frankenstein).

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays because it allows us all to get really creative without having any rules.

There are no lists telling us how much candy we should eat, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still enjoy getting into character every year.

And as far as costumes go…there’s nothing more adorable than dressing up in some fun family Halloween costume ideas.

Aside from all the costumes and candy, Halloween is a popular time for getting in the spirit with decorations.

What better way to use up those leftover empty toilet paper tubes, then to turn them into cute Halloween kids crafts and decor items.

Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Give your home decor a spookier feel with these adorable ideas. From vampires and bats to monsters and witches, you’ll find plenty of ways to use toilet paper rolls for Halloween decorating—and they’re super simple to create.

These crafty DIY art projects will provide hours of entertainment for kids who like creating with their hands.

Before we dive into the projects, let’s go through some frequently asked questions about toilet paper roll crafts. 

What crafts can you make with toilet paper rolls?

The possibilities are endless. Toilet paper rolls are an inexpensive way to create different types of craft projects for both kids and adults alike.

These craft ideas are simple to complete and usually only require few materials. You can create anything from simple decorations like wreaths to more elaborate creations such as picture frames.

Why Do People Make Bathroom Decoration Ideas With Toilet Paper Rolls?

Toilet roll tubes are strong enough to be used for craft projects. They come in different sizes so they can be cut into any shape or size.

You can use them as a base for a vase, candle holder, or even a pin cushion! They’re cheap, readily accessible and versatile!

toilet paper roll tube end

Plus, it’s easier than ever to create unique pieces of home décor with these handy recycled items – especially when we all have that standing Subscribe and Save toilet paper order from Amazon to make sure we never run out, right?

From simple decorations to lavish holiday displays, toilet paper rolls offer limitless options for not only just kids crafts.

If your kids love these toilet paper tube crafts, check out this cute toilet paper roll craft based on the Lorax, along with several others based on children’s books!

Which type of glue works best with toilet paper rolls?

All glues perform differently depending upon which product you choose. Some brands may require mixing first, whereas others simply apply directly to the tubes.

Check the manufacturer’s directions carefully prior to purchasing. For kids crafts with toilet paper rolls, we like to use glue sticks, Elmer’s glue and a hot glue gun, typically used for crafting. 

What is the center of a toilet paper roll called?

That cardboard center of a roll of toilet paper is called the core. It comes in different thicknesses, but typically they range between 1-3mm thick. The thicker ones tend to work better for more durable projects.

While most people just chuck them into the trash or recycle bin, for kids craft projects these are pure gold. There are so many fun projects to make and ways to upcycle and reuse toilet paper cores.

We are just getting started with toilet paper tube craft ideas and we’ll be sharing a ton more with you soon. Stay tuned! 

Are toilet paper rolls sanitary for crafts?

Yes they are! The core itself is made up of corrugated fiberboard which means it has been treated so that bacteria cannot grow on it.

Even though it has had toilet paper wrapped around it for most of it’s life, it has been in your bathroom very close to your toilet and probably exposed to germs.

If this concerns you, you can disinfect toilet paper cores with a spray down of Lysol or a bleach and water mixture. Be sure to let it dry fully before using.

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I have seen some people recommend baking empty toilet paper tubes to disinfect them, but I’m not sure that’s a good idea. They are flammable, after all!

Do you think kids enjoy doing creative activities?

I know they do! As parents, sometimes we feel like the only thing on their minds is what time dinner will be ready and when bedtime is coming next.

But if we remember to give them a chance to express themselves creatively, then not only can they have fun with other children, but they’ll also develop skills such as problem solving, creativity, communication, emotional development, confidence and self-esteem.

Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

We have created three spooky Halloween paper crafts for you to try this year. Please click on each Youtube link below the picture to follow along with the videos. You’ll need colored paper, glue, scissors and a marker.

The shapes are easy enough to eyeball and cut out on your own. But for the younger kids (and those of us that can’t cut out a circle for the life of us!), I will be creating some downloadable pattern templates for tracing. Coming soon!

Witch

This little lady can’t for her favorite day of the year, All Hallows Eve! Why is the witch associated with Halloween? The answer is simple: witches have been a part of Halloween since its very beginning.

In fact, many people believe that there were originally just two types of spirits on earth – good and evil.

On October 31st, however, these two sides would come together and exchange gifts; this was believed to be an act of love between them. This eventually transformed into our current day trick-or-treating.

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Halloween Witch

Suggested supplies you’ll need when you watch our witch toilet paper tube craft video.

  • Black paper
  • Orange paper
  • Green paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Any colors for the stand (or you can leave it off! But we think the feet look cute and it helps stabilize it too)
  • Two twigs (or pipe cleaners)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (or you can paint white circles first and then add the black circles inside)
  • Black marker or paint pen

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Witch for Halloween Video Tutorial

Frankenstein

I feel like Frankenstein is the monster that is just misunderstood.

He was created by Dr Frankenstein who wanted to create life from death. So he used his daughter’s body parts along with her organs to build him.

It’s not his fault he’s ghastly and awkward. He just wants to make friends, right?

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Halloween 
 Frankenstein

Suggested supplies you’ll need when you watch our Frankenstein toilet paper tube craft video.

  • Black paper
  • Purple paper
  • Green paper
  • Yellow paper
  • Any colors for the stand (or you can leave it off! But we think the feet look cute and it helps stabilize it too)
  • Two twigs (or pipe cleaners)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (or you can paint white circles first and then add the black circles inside)
  • Black marker or paint pen

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Frankenstein for Halloween Video Tutorial

Vampire / Dracula

All the best things about Halloween include a little bit of magic and mystery. T

he story of Count Dracula is no exception. He was once human, he lived long ago on an island with his wife, and now he lives forever by sucking blood from people who come near him.

Yikes! Good thing our little guy is the happy, friendly kind of vampire.

Easy Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Halloween Dracula Vampire

Suggested supplies you’ll need when you watch our vampire toilet paper tube craft video.

  • Black paper
  • Red paper
  • Purple paper
  • Black ribbon
  • Any colors for the stand (or you can leave it off! But we think the feet look cute and it helps stabilize it too)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (or you can paint white circles first and then add the black circles inside)
  • Black marker or paint pen
  • White marker or paint pen

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Vampire for Halloween Video Tutorial

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