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TP Roll Vampire: Count Dracula Craft

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TP Roll Vampire

My kids know that we never throw away toilet paper rolls in our home because we love using them for arts and crafts. Art supplies can add up and that is why I absolutely love crafting with toilet paper rolls. Using empty toilet paper rolls turns trash into art and it's free! Kids love the creativity of seeing an everyday object and turning it into something else.

How To Make The TP Roll Vampire: Count Dracula

Example of how to pain the TP Roll.

The first step is to paint the top of the toilet paper a light purple color.

Shows how to draw a "m" on the TP Roll.

Draw a "M" over the top of the purple on the toilet paper roll.

Example of how to paint the hair on the TP Roll Vampire

Paint the outside of the "M" black.

Example of how to pain the clothes of the TP Roll Vampire.

Paint below the purple line black. After the black paint dries, you can add buttons to the vampire's body. Take the back of your paint brush. Dip it in light purple paint and put three dots of paint going down the front of the vampire.

How to make the cape out of coffee filters.

After the coffee filters have been colored, place them on a plastic grocery bag or an old cookie sheet and then spray them with water from a spray bottle. The water will make the colors bleed. Make sure you use just enough water to get the entire filter wet but avoid drenching it. Allow the coffee filter to completely dry.

Tip: Transfer the wet coffee filters onto a wire rack or a dry paper towel. Removing them from the wet surface onto a dry one will help the coffee filters dry faster.

Cut the coffee filter to take shape.

Fold the dry coffee filter in half three times. Using scissors cut a scallop edge. Depending on your child's age, you might need to help them with this part.

Completed example of the coffee filter.

Unfold the filter so that is just has one fold. It should look like this.

example of how to glue the coffee filter to the TP Roll Vampire Craft.

Glue the coffee filter to the back and sides of the toilet paper roll.

Tips on how to glue the Coffee Filter to the TP Roll Vampire Craft.

Put a little bit of glue on the side of the coffee filter and fold the sides back. There you have it, a TP Roll Vampire: Count Dracula!

Completed TP Roll Vampire Craft.

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