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Halloween Crafts using Toilet Paper Rolls

Halloween Crafts using Toilet Paper Rolls
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Halloween Crafts using paper rolls

Halloween crafts using paper rolls are all over Pinterest. There is a good reason though- they are so simple for kids and the children get a huge sense of accomplishment to see their work. Another reason is ofcourse is that kids crafts using paper rolls are so frugal. Today we share one more simple Halloween craft for kids using the same material. We made Jack-0-lanterns, paper roll Jack-O-Lanterns.

A Jack-O-Lantern is typically a carved pumpkin where the top is cut , the  flesh is then scooped out; an image, usually a frightful face is carved, and is then lit from within by a candle and the top replaced. With kids, we took a more kid-friendly approach and had fun with making these paper roll lanterns.

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  • Paper rolls
  • Cotton
  • Coffee filters
  • Glue
  • Red wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Mini LED lights


Halloween craft: Paper roll Jack-O-Lanterns

The only real work here is to cut out facial features, Jack-o-lantern designs and that’s pretty much all there is to this Halloween craft. Simple right?

If simple is not enough, like us, you can jazz things up a bit with what you have on hand.

Big S needs all figures to be complete – she expects a head, hair eyes, nose, ears and all the peripherals intact ! Since we were making only a monstrous face, she decided to stick with just creating a head and red scary eyes .

Cotton balls and coffee filters

To give our paper roll Halloween craft a visual appeal, Big S wanted a head for them. So we chose to make some head piece with coffee filters and cotton balls to make hair.

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Red tissue paper

To create a red-eyed-scary effect, we used red paper to mask the eyes. Attach it from the inside to create a glowing effect.

Hanging Lanterns

To create a few hanging lanterns , we punched holes on the sides and ran a thread through it. Big S traced width of the roll onto a thick paper; cut and attached it on to the bottom of the roll, to hold the LED lights in.

Jacko lantern designs

Once you are ready, keep the LED’s on the inside to create the illumination.

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  1. What a CLEVER idea!! I had never thought to use toilet paper rolls, but they look amazing – especially all lit up =-)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)


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