O-riginal Art Activities: Spooky Halloween Monsters

Transform paper tubes into a spooky Halloween monster decoration.

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Happy Halloween! It’s that creepy, spooky time of year again. Create one last holiday inspired activity before the season ends.


Paper tubes, String, Glue, Scissors and Color paper.


Step 1: Let’s get spooky! Grab your supplies and think about what kind of monster you would like to make? Do you want to make a scary monster like a vampire, mummy, werewolf or Frankenstein’s monster? Maybe you’d rather make a princess, or even your own creative creature?

Step 2: Once you’ve decided on a monster, grab the construction paper and paper tube. Pick out what color paper you want to use as the base for your monster.

Step 3: Wrap the paper tube with a sheet of construction paper. Use scissors to cut the extra paper off.

Step 4: Once you have the base color the correct size, use glue to glue the construction paper to the paper tube.

Step 5: Think about the facial features, clothing or body parts of your monster. What facial expression will your monster have? Does it have wings, or a tail? Use scissors to cut out facial features and other details for your monster like wings, arms or legs from the construction paper.

Step 6: Once you have all of the details of the monster, use glue to attach the details to the base of the monster.

Step 7: After letting the monster dry, grab a piece of string and use glue to attach the string to the top inside part of the tube.

Step 8: Congratulations! You’ve created a spooky creature. Show your artwork to your family and friends. Then hang your spooky monster(s) around your house!