DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Ghosts and Jack-O'-Lanterns Wreath
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
The diameter of the completed wreath is about 15 inches.
This craft is fun for older children (and adults!) - Age 6+.
There are quite a few steps that younger kids (Age 2+) can help with, but
they won't be able to do the craft independently. This is a good
This fun Halloween wreath is made with, you guessed it, TP ROLLS!!
Everyone in my family has been collecting them for me and we ended up with
a whole bunch of extra ones. I was stumped for a way to use them!
Wire coat hanger
14 to 16 tp rolls
Optional: Halloween color paint like white, orange or black
white and orange construction paper (you could also use craft
foam or white paper painted or colored... )
ADULT: Take each tp roll and cut a slit HALFWAY through.
Optional: Paint tp rolls a neutral color. You can
see from the finished craft that not much shows through, but my kids
have fun painting, so we painted them all brown.
ADULT: Bend the coat hanger to form a circle.
Using the slits cut halfway through the rolls, slide each of your tp
rolls onto the hanger to form a big circle of tp rolls.
Optional: Take a bit of masking or scotch tape and tape the tp
rolls together. (tape the openings of the tp rolls on the inside
of the circle together). This will keep the rolls from spinning
around while you're working. If you choose not to do this, the
paper leaves will keep everything from spinning on the finished craft
Cut out many ghost and pumpkin shapes. We folded the construction
paper in half and in half again and traced our shapes onto the
top. Then we cut out the shape from the folded paper and got 4
at a time.
I've provided a template you can choose
to trace. We just freehand cut our own!
One person can be doing this part while another is assembling the tp
roll wreath base.
We drew faces on the ghosts with black marker.
We glued green construction paper leaves and stems on the pumpkins
and drew faces on with marker.
Glue all the characters onto the tp roll base, overlapping so it's
nice and full.
Tie a bow on the top if you want to.
If you're like me, right now you're envisioning all the different types of
wreathes you could make this way... Halloween with jack-o-lanterns and ghosts, Christmas with holly leaves and berries, Valentine's Day with hearts, St
Patrick's Day with shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold, etc, etc. I'm
sure you'll see templates/instructions for various wreaths made along these
basic lines pop up on the site over the next year or two!
Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).