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Halloween Paper Tube Crafts For Kids


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Learn how to make simple and fun Halloween crafts with kids using empty paper tubes. A perfect activity for family bonding and eco-friendly celebration!

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re excited to get into the spooky spirit. But Halloween doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank on decorations. Why not enjoy some quality family time and get your hands a little messy with a fun, recycled Halloween craft project?

Here are some inspirations for making Halloween paper tube crafts for kids. You don’t need much – just dive into your recycling bins to re-use those paper tubes! 

Halloween Paper Tube Crafts – What You’ll Need

To make Halloween paper tube crafts, you’ll need:

  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Construction paper (orange, black, white, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Markers or paint
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)

Halloween Craft Ideas

Here are a few paper tube Halloween craft ideas to get you started. You can use these as inspiration and make it your own by adding a variety of add-ons like painted details, colorful papers, yarn, glitter, buttons, pom poms. The options are limitless! 

Halloween Paper Tube Owls

Paper Tube Black Cat Craft 

black cat paper tube craft

Witch Paper Tube Craft 

witch paper tube craft

Paper Tube Bats 

bat paper tube craft

Paper Tube Rainbow Bats

rainbow paper tube bat

Pumpkin Ghost Cat Paper Tube

Frankenstein Paper Tube Craft 

frankenstein paper tube craft

Crafting Tips

  • Pre-cut Shapes: For younger kids, you may want to pre-cut the shapes needed. This way, they can focus on gluing and decorating.
  • Customization: Allow your children to use their creativity. They can add stickers, feathers, or even fabric to make their paper tube crafts unique.
  • Use a Base: For crafts that have a tendency to tip over, glue the paper tube onto a circle of cardboard to serve as a base.
  • Group Activity: This can be a fun group activity. Each child can make one or more figures, and then you can create a spooky scene together.

Benefits of Crafting with Kids

  • Quality Time: This activity provides quality bonding time with your kids while fostering creativity.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Cutting, gluing, and decorating help develop fine motor skills.
  • Sustainability: By using recyclable materials, you’re teaching your children the importance of recycling and reusing, lessons that are especially relevant today.


Crafting is not just a fun activity; it’s a fun way to celebrate the changing seasons and holidays!  Making Halloween paper tube crafts with your kids is a fantastic way to spend quality time together while boosting creativity and teaching the importance of sustainability. So get your crafting supplies ready and let the spooky, artistic fun begin!

Happy Halloween crafting! 🎃👻🦇