We have shared many Valentine’s Day crafts over the years. From Valentine’s Day crafts for tweens to Valentine crafts for younger kids to make. There’s something about making a gift to show your feelings, that makes me smile. And, these hilarious Valentine love bugs seriously make me smile so much!
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When I was thinking of how we could share the love during a pandemic, I thought it would be fun to figure out another toilet paper roll craft to make. Everyone has a lot of toilet paper rolls laying around…right?!
When my kids were little we made a fun swarm of Bee Mine buzzing bee Valentine cards for their classmates. We’ve never made love bugs. These toilet paper roll bugs are made from all the little crafty things we have in our craft cupboard. We don’t have the ability to go out to our local craft store – we had to use up the supplies we have on hand. They’re colourful and full of love.
Toilet Paper Roll Love Bug Craft
Our first step was to wrap our toilet paper rolls with a strip of cardstock. This gave us a solid base to work from. Alternately, you could paint the paper rolls or you could wrap them with construction paper. Whatever you have on hand to give you a coloured base to build your love bug from.
The rest of the buggy creation is totally up to you. One tip – to get the pipe cleaner limbs in the side of the bug, we poked a hole with the tip of our scissors. This move is best left to the big kids or the adult.
We used a few of our recycled newspaper hearts for the love bug wings. We shared how to make newspaper hearts in another post and we even turned them into beautiful Valentine’s Day heart garland. Trace a heart-shaped cookie cutter onto construction paper to make the wings.
Don’t forget the feet! We added giant heart feet to a few of our love bugs…some of our bugs didn’t get feet. Whatever you like.
When these funny toilet paper bugs are done it’s time to share them with friends. We will be wrapping up a little bag of chocolate hearts and popping the chocolates inside the toilet paper roll. Then we will be dropping off these love bugs for my nieces and nephews to enjoy. Make a whole swarm of bugs to share with classmates.
What will your crafty love bugs look like? Will they fly or crawl? How many sets of legs will your toilet paper bug have?
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