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

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 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 everyday {at least when 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.


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.


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

IMG_7023First 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


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.



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.


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 like spaghetti with the papers LOL.

14.- Mixing the colors I filled each cup with the strips of papers. 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.


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


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.


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



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!


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!

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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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Till Next time!


2 Comments on " Upcycled Tape Rolls Halloween Treat Gifts "

  1. Camila

    These are so cute!

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