Halloween Monster Candy Tube Craft

This spooky little Halloween craft is so easy and fun to make! Kid's would have a blast with these, and it's a great way to re-purpose those paper product rolls you have laying around! You can also stuff these little monsters with treats or little trinkets. It's a fun way to give something a little extra for all the trick-or-treaters, or would make a great party favor for the kiddos! Check out how to make these little candy tubes...
First just gather up however many tubes you are wanting to make.
Paint them any colors you would like. I stuck to classic Halloween colors for mine. The paint won't make the paper soggy either, so they should hold up nicely to being stuffed with all kinds of fun goodies.
Once the paint has dried, add some googly eyes and a mouth. I used a Sharpie to draw a mouth then painted over that with some black paint. I don't trust my free hand painting skills! Ha! You could also cut some teeth out of white paper and glue that on as the mouth as well.
Fill little baggies with candy and/or little trinkets. You could put anything you wanted that would fit inside the tube!
Stuff the baggies inside your tubes and tie them off with strips of tulle. Fluff up the ends of the tulle to give your little monster some more character!
And that's it! This really is a quick and easy Halloween craft. Any kid would just love receiving or making one of these this season!
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Thanks for reading!

Emily Carlson
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  • Kathy Gillen Kathy Gillen on Oct 18, 2016
    What kind of paint?

  • Susie Campbell Susie Campbell on Oct 18, 2016
    How do you keep bag of candy from falling out thru the bottom of tube ?

  • Karen B Karen B on Sep 10, 2017
    How cute! How could you decorate and put Christmas candy inside?


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  • Lori Johnson Lori Johnson on Oct 30, 2018

    I have lots of ideas already. Most holidays would have interesting and fun décor anyway. A person could even be decorated to use as storage for household items like pens and pencils, Q-tips, anything small. Use some small item like a coaster, or take a thin slice of tree branch to glue to the bottom. Varnish the branch slice to add interest. Anything. Your tube idea is so cute here.

  • Linda W Linda W on Nov 27, 2020

    I do like this idea and plan to use it for Christmas.

    One word of caution, those glued on googly eyes would not be safe with small children.