As I stated last week, I’m a big sucker for making crafts out of recycled goods. One thing that I always save for this exact reason are toilet paper rolls. There are so many uses, like my koinobori or advent calendar holiday crafts. Well I’m putting TP rolls to crafting use again for yet another holiday – halloween.
These simple bats take up to 5 minutes to make each one. Once all the materials are cut, it’s really only about a minute to assemble. Gotta love fast crafts! These are also kid friendly, except for the exacto knife part.
Let’s get started.
- Toilet paper rolls
- Black paper and black cardstock
- Glue or double sided tape
- Exacto knife
1 Cut your plain black paper in half vertically, then again horizontally. This will give you four sheets for four bats. From your card stock, cut out bat wings, two per tp roll.
2 Cover the tp roll in black paper, using either double sided tape or glue to adhere (Alternatively you could paint the tp rolls black). With an exacto knife, cut slits on either side of the roll, approximately one inch long. You want to make sure they’re approximately at the same spot on each side.
3 Slip each wing into the slit.
4 Have fun decorating by taping onto a wall or door!
I plan to make several and tape them on my door halloween night. You could also attach them to string and hang them from your doorway or front porch. Anything to add to the halloween fun!
For a bit more Halloween inspiration: