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Share the love with this adorable little toilet roll love bug craft!

Its been a good while since we posted last! The last few months have been so hectic and crafty motivation has been pretty low. All throughout December my dad and my mother in law were playing musical chairs at the hospital with my dad suffering two heart attacks and then testing positive for covid just after being sent home. He’s had multiple problems over the years including with his lungs and kidneys, So as you can imagine we spent two weeks nervously sat on the edge of our seats waiting to see how things would turn out. He did struggle with a cough for a while but luckily didn’t require any hospital treatment and is since on the mend. I can’t even begin to tell you how blessed we all feel that things worked out OK for him. I just can’t wait till the day when we can go over and visit them again!

With everything that’s been going on, Christmas and new year seem to have passed in the blink of an eye and valentines day is almost here already. It seems to us that valentines day is more important now than ever, its a special day for us to share some love with our family and we can’t wait to make and post some fun little valentines gifts/cards.

Heres what we used

  • Toilet roll
  • Black/white card
  • Black/white paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a toilet roll love bug

Start by taking your empty toilet roll and coating it in your chosen paint and popping it aside to dry. Once dry add two eyes – we used white paper ovals and drew the details on with a marker. Cut out a heart shape for the wings, then fold each side of the heart just off centre to create a small section that you can use to glue down the heart shaped wings.

Twist a pipe cleaner around the toilet roll between the eyes and wings so that you have two equal lengths. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaners around to make the antennae.

Finish off by adding some decorations to your love bug! With this one we used a hole punch to cut some little black paper spots to stick on but little hearts look fab too and you can be as creative as you like!

Your little toilet roll love bug craft is finished and don’t they look adorable?

Here are some more crafts that you might enjoy

‘Pizza heart’ Valentines card

Lovebug heart card

Paper heart mice

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