We’re back again with yet another toilet roll craft idea! This sweet and simple toilet roll bumble bee craft was perfect for some sunny day crafting. My little boy had so much fun making our old yarn wrapped bees but sadly they’re looking a little bit on the sad and sorry side so we decided it was time to make some more bumbles to play with. We just love how cute these turned out!
Here’s what we used
Empty toilet rolls
Black, white and yellow paper
How to make our toilet roll bumble bee craft
Take the black and yellow paper, cut out a few strips from each and glue them around the empty toilet roll in a repeating black and yellow pattern
Take your toilet roll and place it on the center of your pipe cleaner. twist the pipe cleaner around the head section of the bee and then roll up the two ends to make the antennae. Once the antennae is secure glue on two wiggly eyes.
Cut out two oval wings, Fold a small tab at the end of each and then use the tab to secure the wings to the bumble bee’s back. Cut out a small pointed stinger and glue it on the inside of the tail end of the bee. Once dry the toilet roll bumble bee is ready to play with or display!
How adorable is this bee my valentine card craft? Perfect for sharing the love this valentines day!
I love a good pun. When were making cards we always try and bring a little fun to them. Unfortunately though, we haven’t made much for Valentines day this year. Our grampy passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago and we’ve all been trying to slowly come to terms with it, which really hasn’t been easy. One thing we have realised though is how important it is to pull together as a family. We can’t be there in the same way we usually would but we’re doing what we can for each other. With that in mind my son and I thought it would be nice to make some cute little valentines cards to post out. It was good for him to get back a little bit of normality and for me too! Plus, we just love these cute little bumble bee cards.
Here’s what we used
Card – yellow, black and white
Letter stickers (optional!)
How to make our bee my valentine card craft
Take a piece of yellow card and fold it in half to make your gift card shape. Line your small plate up so that it slightly overlaps the bottom of the card (this will give your bee a flat edge to stand on) and draw around the outside of the plate. Now use a pair of scissors to cut out the bee shape.
cut out some strips of black paper and glue them vertically across the length of your bumble bee.
Cut out and glue on a black triangle for the stinger and then give your a bee an eye too! to make our bumble bee’s eye we cut out a white circle and then draw on the details with a black marker.
Cut out a large white heart to make the wings and glue in on the front of your card at the top. Finish off by adding your own special message and once dry it’s ready to gift!
Share the love with this adorable little toilet roll love bug craft!
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
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 center 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?
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Today I’m back again with another pipe cleaner craft! We had so much fun making these yesterday and came up with some really fun little ideas. I must admit that these pipe cleaner snail magnets are my favorite of the day. They’re just so adorable and once you get the hang of them they’re really easy to make too. We have a whole garden full of them on our fridge right now!
Remember though that pipe cleaners can be a bit spiky on the ends, we had a few jabs and a couple of tears from ours!
Take your two shell coloured pipe cleaners and twist them together at one end.
Continue twisting the pipe cleaner around each other until you reach the end.
Take one end of your pipe cleaner and begin rolling it around into a spiral shape. Once you are nearing the end, leave the last 2-3cm untouched.
Place your snail coloured pipe cleaner centrally across this loose end and twist it on so that it is secure.
Twist your snail coloured pipe cleaner around the end of your shell one. As you near the top, fold it around a couple of extra times to make a thicker part for the head. Once you reach the end, twist the two ends of your pipe cleaner
together to make sure its secure and then leave them pointing upwards for the antennae.
Finish off your cute snail magnet by gluing two googly eyes to the front and attaching your magnet to the back.
My 1yo loves to join in with our crafting but ofcourse some of the things we make are a bit above her ability level. So today whilst my other monkey was off playing I decided to set up something for us to make together. This easy paper plate snail was perfect, I cut out the shapes, she did all the fun sticking bits and doesn’t he look great!
You will need
Snail coloured paper
To start you will need to cut out the shape of your snails shell. Cut out a small slope shape starting from the centre as you can see above. This gives you a slot to place your snail’s body.
Once you’ve cut out your paper plate cover it in pva glue and then layer on your ripped up pieces of tissue paper. Once you’ve finished decorating your snail brush a light layer of pva glue over your tissue paper to secure it down. Its also makes the shell look shiny too!
From your paper cut out the L shape and antennae of your snails body.
Glue a googly eye on the end of each antennae and then use your black marker to draw your snail a big smiley mouth.
Use a generous dab of glue to secure the shell to the front of your snail. Once dry your paper plate snail is finished!