Make Your Own Halloween Monsters!

By | October 15, 2016

halloween-monstersToday we’ve turned our limited artistic abilities to making Halloween monsters. The Boy is forever asking if we can keep toilet rolls tubes (and cereal boxes, yogurt pots, crisp wrappers, basically all the rubbish!) to make something with. I say yes and then secretly throw them away when he’s gone to bed. If I didn’t we’d have a house full of rubbish!

This week I decided to be a good mummy and actually let him make something out of them, so we’ve been saving them for a few days. I was a little alarmed to realise just how much toilet roll we go through to be honest, but in this case, that’s a good thing. These are really simple to make, and you could just make animals, robots, aliens or even buildings, if it’s not Halloween (not that you can’t have evergreen monsters).

All you need is:monsters teeth and eyes

  • Toilet roll tubes, or any other tubes, you could even roll a piece of card and tape it.
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paints
  • Card. Googly eyes would be good, but we didn’t have any so I cut circles out of the card.
  • Glue

What you’re going to do:

  • First with your card, cut out the shapes you want for the teeth and eyes if you need them, paint the teeth fun colours and leave to dry.
  • Paint the tubes. For monsters try to pick fun Halloween colours, such as purple, orange and green.The Boy painting
  • Go and have a cup of tea while it all dries. painted tubes for monsters
  • Poke a hole through each side of the tube, so you can push the arms through. I used scissors for this and then thought “why didn’t you just use a pencil?”
  • Push a pipe cleaner through the holes to make arms, try to use a colour that contrasts the body to make it really fun.
  • Stick on the eyes and teeth. Try giving them different amounts of eyes to make them really funny.

The Boy really enjoyed this, he wants to make a “zu-bat” next week, so we’ll be saving more tubes.

playing with monsters

My Petit Canard

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  • These look so so cool – mine would have loved making these when they were small! #MarvMondays

    • donna

      The best thing is, he hasn’t stopped playing with them. Well worth it!

  • These look like brilliant fun. I can’t wait until my two are old enough to enjoy making things like these!


    • donna

      The only downside is he now wants to save all the toilet roll tubes forever!!

  • Coombe Mill

    These are great fun, I love toilet roll crafts and make quite a few here with the children on holiday. Pinning this one as monster themes are always fun #MarvMondays

    • donna

      Thank you! They are really great. I’m sure i’ll be sharing a lot of toilet roll stuff in the future.x

  • Aw, these look fab! I love the pipe cleaner arms especially. 😀 #marvmondays

    • donna

      Thank you! I’m always amazed by what you can do with a pipe cleaner…never cleaned a pipe though!

  • This looks a fab rainy day activity and not just limited to Halloween! Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

  • Love these! So easy and such fun for the kids to make 🙂 #MarvMondays

    • donna

      Thank you! They were quite fun for me too!!

  • I have looads of toilet rolls just waiting for the perfect craft to make, I now know what me and Leo will be doing this afternoon. Great idea!xx #coolmumclub

  • YES love this! We have been making load of these at home (brilliant recycling Halloween task) and plan on making some more this afternoon to string up with the others. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xx

    • donna

      Oooo stringing them up! I hadn’t thought of that!

  • what a fantastically easy idea, I have a tub full of tubes for just this sort of thing! thanks for the idea! x #coolmumclub

  • Stealing this for my daughter’s Halloween party!! 🙂 #coolmumclub

    • donna

      They’ll be awesome at a party!! Have a good time!

  • Toilet roll tubes are so good for crafts. I have to confess I never thought of adding pipe cleaners and eyes to make monsters. Will have to give it a try with my girls – the ones you’ve made look great! 🙂