We had company over the weekend, and everyone was sitting in the garage watching sports. Everyone except the kids. One of the two asked me if we could do crafts. Of. Course. So I pulled out all the supplies so we could make DIY Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts.
Now, if you’ve been following Drugstore Divas this month, you know that this is actually the third Halloween craft I’ve made from toilet paper rolls.
This is the first one I just supervised. And man, I give you parents a lot of credit because I just wanted to jump in there and draw the ghost faces on for these kids. But instead, I just let them have at it because they were having so much fun.
And that’s more important than perfect ghost faces. Even though I want to make my own set for photos because I’m kind of crazy over crafts. And to take new photos because you have to rush when kids want their crafts back.
But, on the plus side, the kids played with them all night after they made them, so that made me so happy.
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts
What You’ll Need:
- Toilet paper rolls
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Black permanent ink marker
- Paper plate
- Scrap paper
What You’ll Do:
Lay down the scrap paper so the kids can lean over it.
Put a small amount of the white paint onto the paper plate.
Paint the toilet paper rolls. Personally, I would paint a thin layer from right to left, let it dry, then paint another thin layer from right to left. The kids? The older one painted a thick layer so she only had to do it once and the younger one just painted his haphazardly.
Wait for the paint to dry.
Use the permanent ink marker to draw faces on to the tubes.
Drawing was a lot easier for the kids than painting faces or having them cut faces out of card stock, like I did with the toilet paper roll mummies.
After these were done, the kids wanted to fill them with candy and decorative mesh, and then tape on bat wings. Because why not.