Toilet roll love bug

Toilet roll love bug

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

  • 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 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?

Love bug Valentines crowns

Love bug Valentines crowns

Love bug Valentines crowns

A Sweet and simple craft; these Love bug Valentines crowns are a perfect craft for young children to make this season of love! You could even set out a bowl of hearts, stickers and other decorations so that children can each make their own fun and unique designs. It’s a great way to keep their creative brains busy, at least for a few minutes!

You will need

Red card
Black paper
Pipe cleaners

Take your piece of paper and place it in the landscape position. Fold the top corners to the bottom ones to split it perfectly in half. Then, cut along the fold line to give yourself two long equal strips.

Secure your two equal strips end to end as shown above and decorate with some black paper hearts or your chosen decorations. Secure the two loose ends of your headband together to create your crown shape.

To make the antennae, twirl two pipe cleaners around your finger or a pencil to create two spring shapes. Glue a heart to one end of your spring and then glue the other end down inside your crown at the top.

Add any last minute decorations and your valentines love bug crown is finished!

Did you like this valentines craft? Why not check out these heart shaped sweet cones?

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