Awhile back, I came across this pin on Pinterest and thought that Brady might enjoy making colorful octopuses out of empty toilet paper rolls. Cheap. Easy. Perfect. I got the supplies (paint, googly eyes), but never initiated the project. Then October arrived and I thought, how fun would it be to make ghosts instead of octopuses? And when I did another quick search, I came across this pin of a toilet paper roll mummy, which I thought would go great with the ghost. Great, two super easy Halloween crafts for my kiddo!
So one day last week, we sat down at the kitchen table during one of Cole’s mini-naps and made these two little guys in under 10 minutes. Which is great, because Brady can’t sit still for much longer than that!
So cute, right?! And the best part is, you only need a few supplies to make them, most (if not all) you already have access to! I think it’s pretty easy to see how they’re made, so I won’t bore you with directions.
Toilet paper rolls
A 3 ft. strip of toilet paper (per mummy)
Paintbrush or sponge
Pencil (to draw lines for kids to cut)
Not only were they fun to make, but this was a great learning exercise for Brady because I drew the lines on the “ghost” toilet paper roll for him to cut, so he got more practice with his scissors.
Speaking of practice with scissors… here’s an even quicker and easier craft to do with your preschooler. I found a pack of Halloween scrapbook paper in the $1 bins at JoAnn’s Fabric and thought that I could put Brady to work cutting them up for a Halloween Paper Chain!
Thankfully one of the papers had lines on it, so I got him started on that one while I cut up the rest (we eyeballed the strips to be about 2 inches wide). Once we had all our strips, we created the chain links and I stapled the pieces together. We actually started off by gluing them, but that was taking too long. If you have more time on your hands, I say go for it!
These two crafts proved to be wonderful decorations for Brady’s room. Now whenever anyone comes over, he asks to show them his “spooky” room.
For more Halloween projects and craft ideas (and recipes too!), check out all the different blogs participating in this Halloween Link Party, hosted by Craftberry Bush, Momnivore’s Dilemma, The Classroom Creative and A Pretty Life in the Suburbs!