Halloween Craft: Treat Bag using Toilet Paper Rolls

I love Halloween. It is one of my favorite times of year. It starts the holidays in my mind. And since I love to craft, we usually have lots of Halloween crafts planned. I tend to do reuse and recycle a lot of materials in my crafts, because with 4 kids and a mom who love to craft, I can’t see a reason to throw things out that we can use. My kids love crafts with toilet paper rolls too.

This year for Serenity’s class, she asked if we could make a special treat bag for everyone. Since we always send something in for a party, I said of course. While at the dollar store, I saw these cute napkins in Halloween, and this Halloween Treat Bag idea was born.


What you will need:

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

Toilet paper rolls

Glue: you can use  regular glue, a glue stick, or even Modge Podge. Whatever you have should work just fine.

Napkins, or a way to decorate the rolls. If you didn’t want to use napkins, and had paint and stickers on hand, that would look just as cute.

Goodies for your “bag”

Pipe cleaners if you would like a handle

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

First step is to get your napkins ready. Open them all the way up. Cute them into 4 squares.

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

Depending on the size of the napkins, you might need to trim them down to fit the roll. It is easier to do this before it is on, but it can be done after. Then pull the napkin apart. When you look, it is actually 2 sheets in one and will pull apart easily.

Next “paint” the rolls with glue. You want it to be completely covered but not too wet. If there is too much glue, the napkin will fall apart.

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

Next lay the roll on the edge of the napkin and just roll it up. Put it aside and let it dry completely.

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

To close up the first side, take your thumb and gently press in the one side. It will naturally fold in easily. Then press in the opposite side. I like to fold them tightly and then squeeze the tops of the pointed sides, to make a crease. Flip the tube over and fill it with your goodies.  Then close up that side the same way. I decided to add a handle on ours, so after folding in the first side, lay the pipe cleaner in, and fold the second side down over top of it.

Halloween craft with recycled Toilet paper roll

The goodie bags are now ready to hand out on Halloween night or to a classroom of 3rd graders, in my case.


  1. This is an awesome idea and so creative! All of these posts are making me wish I had little kids again, lol. I can’t even make them for trick or treaters because we live on a main road and don’t get any.
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  2. Those bags are absolutely adorable! What a great idea!
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  3. so cute and simple! thanks for sharing!
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  4. What a great idea, and so frugal too!
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  5. how cute! love it
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  6. Cute! Thanks for the easy idea. This will be a great project to try with my toddler :)
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  7. So cute!! And, I think you’re right!! Halloween hitting starts all the holiday churning in my head as well!!
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  8. What a neat craft idea. Love Halloween! We were just at Walmart today in the Halloween aisle and I was trying to figure out a craft to do with my 5-year old. I like this a lot.
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  9. Motherhood on the Rocks says:

    that is adorable! Love it
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  10. Such a simple craft to get the kids involved in. Thanks!
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  11. What a good idea.

  12. Meagan Paullin says:

    So much fun :)
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  13. How cute and clever!

  14. The kids would love both the process and the end product!

  15. Jacqui Odell says:

    These are so cute!

  16. Maryann D. says:

    This is definitely a cute idea for recycling a used product. I would not have thought of this craft. It looks like a lot of fun for the kids at a fun time of year.

  17. Meagan Michelle Greenan Liani says:

    Cute idea! I love it- thank you! :)

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