I love upcycling toilet paper rolls. No joke, though, every time I post a project with one, there’s always one hater who’s all, “I would never reuse something that’s been near a toilet.” So, cue that person because I made put together this adorable DIY Halloween Bat Candy Tubes tutorial using … you guessed it … toilet paper rolls.
I can hear the groans from that one person.
But, I sent this to a bunch of friends after I made them, and they were all in love and all knew it was from a toilet paper roll. So I’m pretty sure if you make these, you’ll get cheers from your friends, not jeers from an Internet troll.
Although, if you are worried about germs and all that, you can purchase craft tubes or use paper towel rolls instead.
DIY Halloween Bat Candy Tubes Tutorial
DIY Halloween Bat Candy Tubes Supplies:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Wrapped Halloween candy
- Black paint
- Paint brush
- White card stock
- Black card stock
- Cotton swab
How To Make DIY Halloween Bat Candy Tubes:
Paint your toilet paper rolls black. You’ll probably need two coats, so I suggest painting one coat up and down and then the other from side to side to assure there aren’t gaps or streaks in the paint.
While that’s drying, cut out bat wings from the white piece of card stock.
Use that as a template to cut a set of wings out from the black card stock. You’ll want one set of wings per tube.
Look at the hole of one of the roll. Push the sides into the roll to create a (sort of) smile. Those will be the bat’s ears.
Fill the roll with wrapped candy.
Fold the bottom end of the roll in the same manner to make the “feet” and to close the roll.
When the black paint on the roll has dried completely, glue the wings on to one side of the roll. Let that dry.
While it’s drying, cut circles from the remaining white card stock for the eyes. The, cut smaller circles from the black card stock for the pupils. Glue the black circles on to the white ones (this is where the cotton swab comes in handy).
Then, cut white triangles for fangs.
Glue the eyes and fangs to the front of the roll.
Let it dry completely, then hand them out on Halloween.