Toilet roll hearts!

As I said the other day, I love the fact that I can find time to get my craft on with Sprog during the holidays and this time around I am loving sharing the ideas that I came discovered with you.

Now this design may be a little bit late for Valentine’s Day but bear with me. We’ve actually used this to create an engagement card for Sprog’s godparents who got engaged on Valentine’s Day and if you were feeling a bit romantic at another time of year it’s a dead simple thing to do when you already have the paints out as a little treat for your other half or for grandparents (they always love a bit of grandchild art don’t they?!)

It starts off very simple and just gets easier so let me take you through the steps.


Toilet roll

Sticky tape



1. Save a toilet roll from the recycling bin and squish (this is my technical term) it into a heart shape.

2. To make it stay heart shaped, stick a couple of bits of tape over the round bits of the heart and it won’t bounce out of shape.

hearts 1

3. Put some red paint (or another colour of your choice) on to a plate or painting palette. I found it easier if I spread it out a little for Sprog.

4. Dip the tube in the paint and go crazy on your piece of card.  Now the teacher in me needs to say that this might be a weird concept to your little person if they haven’t done it before so show them once as an example and model how you dip the tube and put it on the card. After that they should be good to go!

hearts 2  hearts 3

So go crazy! I’d love to see any examples that you make or just let me know how you tweak it to make non-Valentines crafts.

Mami 2 Five


19 thoughts on “Toilet roll hearts!

  1. I love this we still havent trie this out but should definitly d this. so simple and quick!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. We did these for our valentines play date last year and T loved it! So cute, great idea to use them for an engagement card 🙂

    Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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