Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts

These Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts are a perfect craft to make in a family afternoon. It’s super easy to make, fun and most of all will teach our kids the importance of reusing and upcycling! These Halloween Treat Gifts will rock your Halloween night!

Am I the only one that feels like only yesterday we were hugging and wishing Happy New Year???… Oh my how fast this year flew by. It’s unbelievable! I was working with my mom making these cute Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts for our neighbor’s kids and I was thinking the whole time “I can’t believe I’m making Halloween crafts already”.

Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Gifts cover

Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts

As I mentioned in my recent post: The magic of costumes {which has over 100 costumes ideas, just sayin’}, I feel Halloween is like a magical season. Kids enjoy so much using costumes and living their characters for a little while. Even though they can do it any time, Halloween makes it special because everyone else is doing it too so there is an exchange of dreams and creativity!

My girl enjoys Halloween so much and she has a hard time choosing because she wants to be all her favorite characters. She loves Frozen and she uses Elsa’s dress almost every day {at least when the weather allows her} but she also wants me to paint her face again as a butterfly. My mom that loves to spoil her already bought her Anna’s Outfit so now we shall see what costume she will want to use on Halloween night LOL.

my daughter Butterfly makeup

Today in order to add a little more fun to the Halloween collection of ideas, mom and I made some really cute, easy and upcycled crafts. We used those big tape rolls to create some cups representing the most known Halloween characters to fill them with treats for kids. We had so much fun. You can check out her post on her blog in Spanish showing how to make these but using Frankenstein. So cute! Well, Let’s see how we made them.

view of supplies

How to Make Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts


  • Tape rolls
  • Cardboard
  • Spray paint {Halloween colors: orange, black, white and green}
  • Plastic fun eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Color papers {again Halloween colors}
  • Transparent plastic.
  • Plush iron wires.
  • Black permanent marker.
  • Corkboard Pins
  • Black cardstock
  • White crayon or marker
  • Treats
cutting circles in cardboard

First of all, I removed dust from the tape rolls and cut some cardboard circles the same diameter as the rolls and leave them aside. Make as many circles as the number of rolls you are going to use.

How to make those Halloween Treat Gifts

view in 4 steps of painting the rolls and placing the base

1.- Paint the rolls with your favorite colors. I applied 2 hands of paint each.

2.- Let the paint dry overnight to get rid of the smell.

3.- Apply hot glue to the edges of one end of the roll.

4.- stick the cardboard circles you had previously made.

view in 4 steps of drawing the rolls with marker
view in 4 steps of painting the rolls and placing the base

5.- Proceed to draw the details of each character you are going to create. We made Ghosts, Jack-o-Lantern, Spider, Bats, and Frankenstein.

6.- for Jack-o-Lantern I draw triangles for the eyes and nose and just some zig-zag{ish} for the mouth.

7-8.- Started some stripes all around the role to give the idea of a pumpkin.

view in 4 steps to decorate rolls with the rest of the materials

9-10.- Using hot glue I hide the cardboard with the plush iron wires.

11.- I folded in half over and over the color papers until I got a strip about 2 inches.

12-13.- Cut thin strips to create spaghetti with the papers LOL.

14.- Mixing the colors I filled each cup with strips of paper. In green cups I used orange paper, in ghosts I used green paper and so on.

15.- With my black marker, I painted the visible edge of the cup to make it look better.

view in 3 steps finishing rolls

For the other cups we did the same process, but different details. Like for Ghosts we just draw some handy black circles.

me with two rolls in hand

For Frankenstein, we draw the hair, scars and mouth then glued the funny eyes; we cut the metal part of the pins and used it as the neck bolts.

placing a pin to the Frankenstein roll

For the bat, we cut a couple of wings with details using white crayons. We fold the inner side and glued it to each side of the cup. Again with white crayon we drew the mouth with fangs and glued funny eyes.

cutting black bat wings out of cardboard
bat wings already cut

For Spider, we used a bunch of plastic eyes and for the legs, we used black plush iron wires.

Then we filled the cups with treats and wrapped them with transparent plastic tied with Halloween ribbons!

 Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts ready for wrapp

That’s it! You get some really cute gifts that you can fill with your friends and family’s favorite treats and give them full of love not spending too much!

view of Fun Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Gifts wrapped
closer view of  Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Gifts
vertical view of DIY Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Gifts
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What do you think of this craft??? Have you reused those finished tape rolls? If so, What have you made with them?

If you liked this Halloween project, you might also love these:

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Til' next time...

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