Make It: Three Halloween Decorations Using Toilet Paper Tubes

Bats, Mummies, Frankensteins? Oh my!


Halloween Toilet Paper Tube Decorations

Photo: Michele Aucello


Are your kids asking to decorate the house for Halloween? Mine are. We made some Halloween décor using materials we had at home and I bought myself another week to plan and find more ideas for fun.



  • Empty toilet paper tubes
  • Black construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Black and green markers
  • Golf tees
  • Toilet paper
  • Scissors (we also used a pair that cuts in a pattern)


Mummy Instructions

  1. Help your child tear off a piece of toilet paper about 2 feet long, fold it in half and tape one end to the toilet paper tube.
  2. Wrap the toilet paper around, crossing it. Donʻt worry about mistakes. The mummy looks better when itʻs not precise.
  3. Glue on googly eyes.


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Halloween Toilet Paper Tubes

Photo: Michele Aucello


Frankenstein Instructions

  1. Have your child color the tube light green.
  2. Cut a piece of black construction paper approximately 3-by-7-inches.
  3. Use scissors to cut “hair” along the length of the paper without cutting all of the way.
  4. Tape this to the top of a toilet paper tube. Poke small starter holes in the side of the tube and insert golf tees.
  5. Glue on googly eyes and draw a scar for a smile.


Pinch the top of the tube to create bat “ears.” Photo: Michele Aucello


Bat Directions

  1. Cut a piece of black construction paper that will fit the toilet paper tube.
  2. Help your child tape it on.
  3. Push the top of the tube down on each side to create bat “ears.”
  4. Cut some wings and tape them on the back. Add googly eyes.


Use these pieces as part of a Halloween garland or as table décor. Isabella thought they would look good with candy poking out, which means they make great goodie bags.


Photo: Michele Aucello


Thanks to and for the inspiration!