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Trio of TP Tube Treat Bags

Posted by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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Make Halloween bags filled with treats from old toilet paper tubes! These recycle crafts for kids from Maria Nerius are eco-friendly and perfect for a spooky Halloween. The Trio of TP Treat Bags include 3 different designs.

Trio of TP Tube Treat Bags

Batty Boo Materials:

  • Paper Towel or TP Roll (appx. 4 1/2" tall)
  • Black paper or paint for tube
  • Black and orange paper
  • K&Company Boo word sticker
  • Martha Stewart bat punch
  • Six 4mm wiggly eyes
  • Marvy Uchida 1” square punch
  • Marvy Uchida 2” circle punch
  • Black marker
  • Orange clip
  • Art Glitter Designer Adhesive
  • Scissors

Batty Boo Instructions:

  1. Wrap tube with black paper or paint tube black. Allow glue or paint to dry. Squeeze one end of tube flat (like a tube of paint) and apply glue to close this one end. Using paperclips or clothespins will help keep the end flat until glue dries. You can also use hot glue/hot glue gun for a quick bond.
  2. Punch out 3 bats from black paper. Adhere 2 wiggly eyes to each bat.
  3. Apply Boo word sticker across top of tube (the crimped/glued end). Glue a bat to the B in Boo and one to the last O in Boo. See photo for placement.
  4. Punch a square from orange paper, turn to make a diamond and adhere last bat to center. See photo for placement. Adhere the diamond just below the Boo at center.
  5. Punch a 2” black circle. Place goodies inside of tube. Adhere circle to bottom (open end) of tube. Add orange clip to top of tube. Dry with tube standing for best results!

Beady Batty Boo Materials:

  • Paper Towel or TP Roll (appx. 4 1/2" tall)
  • Black paper or paint for tube
  • 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" Strip of orange paper
  • Brilliance white and black inkpad
  • Orange craft wire
  • Blue Moon Black Bead Mix
  • Martha Stewart bat punch
  • Marvy Uchida 2” circle punch
  • Mini alphabet black beads to spell BOO
  • Art Glitter Designer Adhesive or glue gun
  • Fiskars Personal Trimmer

Beady Batty Boo Instructions:

  1. Wrap tube with black paper or paint black.
  2. String assorted black beads onto orange wire. You’ll need at least 18” of orange wire. String at least 8” of beads. Find center and give yourself about 1” of wire that you will twist to 1/2", this will be the end you slide into the top of the tube. Curl and twist about 2” of orange wire at each end.
  3. Insert beaded wire into the top of the tube. Pinch top and then adhere the top closed as shown in the photo. When dry apply black Brilliance ink to the top edge to finish.
  4. Dab the edges of your orange strip with white ink. Allow to dry then adhere the strip to front of tube as shown in photo. You will have a slight flap at top.
  5. Punch 3 bats from black paper. Adhere the alphabet letters to center of bats to spell BOO.
  6. Punch a 2” black circle. Place goodies inside of tube. Adhere circle to bottom (open end) of tube. Dry with tube standing for best results.

Batty Border Boo Materials:

  • Paper Towel or TP Roll (appx. 4 1/2" tall)
  • Orange paper or paint for tube
  • 6" x 2" Strip of black paper
  • Martha Stewart bat punch
  • Mini alphabet letter beads to spell BOO
  • Marvy Uchida 2” circle punch
  • Brilliance black inkpad
  • Mini alphabet white beads to spell BOO
  • Art Glitter Designer Adhesive or glue gun
  • Fiskars Personal Trimmer

Batty Border Boo Instructions:

  1. Punch out 3 bats from your strip of black paper. Punch at center as shown in photo. Set the 3 bats you punch out aside to use in Step 2. You are creating a border for the top of the tube.
  2. Glue the letter beads to your 3 bats to spell out BOO.
  3. Adhere orange paper to the tube or paint orange. Pinch one end to form a tube that resembles a tube of paint. Adhere the top with glue. It helps to use clothespins or other clip to keep the tube end closed until the glue dries or do it quickly with a glue gun.
  4. Place bat border onto the tube center the punched outline of bats to the front.
  5. Glue bat shapes on the front lower part of tube like shown in photo.
  6. Apply black ink to top and bottom of tube for finishing.
  7. Punch a 2” black circle. Place goodies inside of tube. Adhere circle to bottom (open end) of tube. Dry with tube standing for best results


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