Every time I throw out empty toilet paper rolls, I think “I should do something useful with these!”
Well, today I did! And I enlisted the help of my kids. Win/win! You wouldn’t think these colorful, treat holdin’ characters were once used to dispense toilet paper!
Supplies needed to make your own monster toilet paper roll crafts:
- Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
- Acrylic Craft Paint (your choice of colors)
- Moveable (Googly) Eyes
- Washi Tape
- Acrylic Pom Poms
- Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks & Scissors
- Decorative Edged Scissors (pinking shears, etc)
- Scrap of White Cardstock
- Clear Treat Bags
- Ribbon (for treat bags)
Some ideas I used: Trimming the monster’s “hair” with decorative edged scissors.
The easiest way I found to paint them, was to insert a couple of fingers into the roll-that way you can rotate the roll as you paint.
Allow the paint to dry, then begin adding details.
You can bend chenille stems and pom poms into fun antenna eyes.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).