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I really love toilet paper roll crafts; there are just so many things you can do with an empty cardboard tube! Remember the toilet paper roll treat boxes I made for Valentine’s Day? Well I made another fun toilet paper roll craft for Halloween: little toilet paper roll bats! You can hang them from the ceiling as decor, or fill them with treats for a Halloween party!
These adorable bats are so quick and easy to make! And if you don’t want to recycle a toilet paper roll, you can always use a paper towel roll or a wrapping paper tube and cut it down to size. Any way you do it, it’s still recycling!
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Bats
- 5 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 20 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 25 minutes (total project time)
NOTE: If it weirds you out to recycle an empty toilet paper roll, you can use an empty paper towel roll or wrapping paper tube. Or if you don’t want something used, you can find brand new craft rolls on Amazon!
Start by painting the toilet paper roll black. Paint the entire outside, and then stand it on its end and let it dry for a few minutes.
While the paint dries, cut out bat wings from your black paper. Draw them however you want; any general wing shape will work!
Once the paint is dry, fold the toilet paper tube into the “body”. Start by completely flattening the tube.
Then stand the tube up and fold down the top on one side. Crease the fold.
Then fold the other side down and crease the fold.
Repeat these two folds on the other end of the tube.
Then glue the paper wings onto the back of the body.
Add two googly eyes to the front, and you have a fun toilet paper roll bat!
Fill the bats with candy and pass them out at your Halloween party!
Or add a string to the back and hang them from your ceiling! I love to see them “flying” around the chandelier above our dining room table every night!
What are your favorite toilet paper roll crafts?
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