Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentine's Day toilet roll tube gift boxes

Valentine's Day crafts are always fun for toddlers - not only do you get to enjoy the process of creating something, you can also make gifts for others which can be given with love!

These Valentine's Day gift boxes are made using a simple cardboard tube, an idea which I've also used to make toilet roll Easter Bunnies and toilet roll Easter Chicks. These little Valentine's Day bugs are perfect for holding small sweets and treats.

Valentine's Day cardboard tube gift boxes craft

The gift boxes are so easy to make, and even very young children can help. Simply paint a toilet roll red (I used one whole roll and one cut in half). Then stick on some collage bits - scraps of tissue paper, coloured paper, lace and ribbon. The heart cut outs were left over from making our wedding invitations - six years ago!

Valentine's Day cardboard tube gift boxes craft

Glue a heart shaped piece of red card to the bottom to make feet and a base. Then fill with sweets - chocolate hearts, or anything in red or pink paper or foil. Don't forget the googly eyes, and top with some shredded red paper to be the hair. This would be a great little gift if you were making them in large numbers for a whole class, and when the sweets have been eaten they can be used to store small treasures or pens.

Valentine's Day cardboard tube gift boxes craft

1 comment:

  1. Awe and how cute! A Valentine's Day version too :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.

    Maggy

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