I was saving toilet paper rolls for months. Literally people, months! I had no idea what I was going to do with them. Then one day, it just dawned on me. They were calling me from the bag. They wanted to be Toilet Paper Roll Bats and Ghosts! I knew I had to do it.
It’s so easy and my kids LOVED it! I just grabbed some random craft supplies for decorating them that I had on hand, and let the kids enjoy them.
They were flying lonely, and I had to add the tree! I’ll have my quick tree tip on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to check back.
Let’s start with the bats!
These are fun. Just grab your toilet paper roll, and pain it white. I had to do two coats of white to really get it to not show the cardboard through. Let that dry while you work on getting the tissue paper ready.
I left my tissue paper so it was folded in half. Then I cut a stripe a couple inches wide (this is totally however you’d like to do it).
Next I just stuffed the tissue into the toilet paper roll. I left the bottom long, and the top short. Then you could use glue dots, or tape, or glue, whatever, and just tape each of the tissue papers into place. I didn’t have issues with them staying put. If you glue, remember to let it dry though. I stuffed the top down a little bit once it was done. My kids did all sorts of funny things.
I used some elastic stuff I’d used for necklaces back here, to hang them up. I just taped them to the ceiling. Easy. 🙂
Make sure to check out these other awesome ideas for Halloween!!