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Toilet Paper Roll DIY: Love Bug Valentine Craft

This Valentine’s Day toilet paper roll craft istons of fun to put together with your little one! Plus, it makes for the cutestV-Day decorations - perfect for mantles and book shelves.
Yield: 1 love bug

Materials

  • 1 empty toilet paper roll
  • Acrylic paint colour of your choice
  • Paint brush
  • Pipe cleaners colour of your choice
  • Grey cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue gun sticks

Instructions

  • Begin by painting the toilet paper roll with the acrylic paint of your choice. Depending on the colour you choose, you may need 2 layers. Allow the paint to dry.
  • As the paint dries, cut out 2 pieces of pipe cleaners, about 2 inches long each. If you have extra pipe cleaner pieces, save for another project or additional Toilet Paper Roll Love Bugs.
  • Cut out 2 rectangular pieces of cardstock, 4 inches x 2.5 inches each.
  • Fold each cardstock in half. Draw out half a heart on one side and cut to create a cardstock heart.
  • Time to assemble! Use a hot glue gun to glue both cardstock hearts on one side of the painted toilet paper roll.
  • Turn over the roll and glue the googly eyes towards the top portion of it.
  • Add glue to the bottom of the pipe cleaner pieces and secure each one on the inner front of the toilet paper roll.
  • Give the top of each pipe cleaner a little bend.