Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Valentine’s Day is a popular topic in our house. Mostly because my girls love any excuse to craft their little hearts out! They always head straight for our recycling bin in search of items that will bring their creations to life. Since toilet paper rolls are always in supply, I have found them to be the perfect crafting item.

Here are my top five Valentine’s Day crafts using toilet paper rolls.


Treat Poppers

Supplies

  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • String/yarn
  • Treats/candy
  • Stickers

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Steps

  1. Fold one sheet of tissue paper in half lengthwise. Place the toilet paper roll in the center of the paper and tape it in place. Roll the toilet paper roll up and tape it closed.

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)2. Tie one end with string/yarn. Add the treats/candy to the open end of the popper.

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!) Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

3. Tie the other end of the popper and decorate with stickers. Cut the extra tissue paper from each end of the popper and voila — A Valentine’s Day surprise!

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)


Paper Chime

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Construction paper
  • String
  • Paper streamers
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Steps

1. Fold one piece of construction paper in half and cut. Creating two half sheets of paper.

2. Place the toilet paper roll length wise, on one of the half sheets of construction paper. Use tape to secure it in place.

3. Roll it up completely and secure with tape.

4. Cut the extra paper off one end of the roll. Cut slits in the other end, to give your Valentine’s Day chime some hair.

5. Decorate your chime using crayons and stickers.

6. Cut four, twelve-inch strips of paper streamer. Tape to the bottom inside of the toilet paper roll.

7. Tape string to the top inside of the toilet paper roll.          Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)


Valentine’s Day Lips

I was attempting to shape a paper towel roll into a heart when my oldest daughter noticed it looked like lips and was amazed. So, I nixed my original plan in favor of some fun Valentine’s Day lip painting.

Supplies

  • Paint (we used acrylic)
  • Paper towel/toilet paper roll
  • Construction paper

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Steps

1. Press the top of the paper towel roll down. Creating a crease on one side of the paper towel roll.

2. Push on the creased part of the paper towel roll to create a lip shape.

3. Place one end in paint and decorate the construction paper.

My little artists loved decorating our fridge with these Valentine’s creations!

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)


Love Bug

My little one wanted to create a butterfly, but a bumble bee is another great choice!

Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Steps

1. Fold one piece of construction paper in half and cut. Creating two half sheets of paper.

2. Place the toilet paper roll length wise, on one of the half sheets of construction paper. Use tape to secure it in place.

3. Roll it up completely and secure with tape.

4. Cut the extra paper off each end of the roll.

5. Cut a pair of wings out of a piece of construction paper. Tape to each end of the toilet paper roll.

6. Create and cut out antennas from construction paper and tape to the top, inside of the roll. (My little one was adamant that no antennas were needed on her love bug.)

7. Decorate the love bug using stickers and crayons.

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)


Valentine’s Day Emojis

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Steps

1. Fold one piece of construction paper in half and cut. Creating two half sheets of paper.

2. Place the toilet paper roll length wise, on one of the half sheets of construction paper. Use tape to secure it in place.

3. Roll it up completely and secure with tape.

4. Cut the extra paper off each end of the roll. Or leave the extra paper on one end and cut slits to give your Valentine’s Day emoji some hair.

5. Decorate the emoji using crayons.

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)


Crafting with my girls is one of the best parts of my day. Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day craft? I would love to hear from you!

MORE: Check out more Valentine’s Day crafts, dates, and activities from Iowa City Moms.

Nikki is new to the area. She graduated from the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She married her husband the same year. Nikki loved the creativity of teaching and continues to bring that same creativity as a stay at home mom. During the day you can find her chasing after her precocious toddler. By night she is a Pinterest junkie! She enjoys getting out and spending time with her family!

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