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Easy Halloween Recycled Art

Published Oct 26, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Don't throw away your egg cartons and toilet paper rolls. Reuse them with the fun Halloween crafts in this month's blog from TinyTreks.com.

This weekend get your kids involved and decorate your house for Halloween.  Here are some fun and easy recycled Halloween projects. 

Tree Ghosts

  • ·         Take old plastic garbage or shopping bags.

  • ·         Stuff with old recycled paper for head.

  • ·         Close off with string to make a neck.

  • ·         Create a face with waterproof markers or stickers

  • ·         Punch Hole at the top and attach string to hang from trees.

  • ·         Should withstand all rain.

Egg Carton Spiders

  • ·         Cut up your egg cartons into segments.

  • ·         Color the segments any way your want with crayons, markers, paint.

  • ·         Take black pipe cleaners and punch holes in carton to make legs.

  • ·         Get creative with the pipe cleaners and make all kinds of spiders.

  • ·         Use google eyes or markers for eyes.


Paper Tube Haunted House

  • ·         Collect toilet paper rolls.  I have hundreds - feel free to borrow!

  • ·         Put out scraps of paper, tissue paper, streamers, wrapping paper and glue around tubes any way you want.

  • ·         You can make cuts to make castles.  

  • ·         You can make cuts to make windows and doors.

  • ·         Glue or tape different tubes together to create a house or castle.


Yard Ghosts

  • ·         Take an old sheet you can cut up.

  • ·         Find a stick or dowel you can stick in the ground.

  • ·         Gather the top sheets and create a ghost head.

  • ·         Make a cute family ghost circle.

Marshmallow Skeletons

  • ·         Take stale marshmallows or leave out to dry.

  • ·         Put out dark paper and have the kids take those stale mini marshmallows you are ready to throw out and glue them in the shape of a monster, skull, skeleton or wherever their imagination takes them.

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