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An Easy Valentine Gift a Child can Make

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The shelves in stores are crammed with gift ideas for Valentine’s Day but there’s a precious charm about receiving a handmade gift that trumps any gift you can buy from a store.

An Easy Valentine Gift a Child can Make

This sweet toilet paper roll Valentine butterfly doubles as a fun craft to do with your child and an adorable Valentine gift idea, as a pen holder.

Materials required:

Heart paper doilies

Toilet paper roll

Red cardstock paper 

Wiggly eyes

Red pom-poms

Green chenille stems

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A pair of scissors

Glue stick

A glue gun

A square cardboard piece, as big as the heart shaped doily or bigger.

1. Glue the red paper to the toilet paper roll

2. Fold the ends of the paper into the openings on either side of the roll.

3. Glue two heart shaped paper doilies on the roll, to form the butterfly’s wings.

4. Now stick two wiggly eyes on the other side and with a pen or marker draw a smile on your butterfly, if you would like.

5. Fold one green chenille stem in half and hot glue the folded point on the stem and stick the same inside the top opening of the roll

6. Hot glue a red pom-pom on either end of the stem to complete the butterfly’s antenna.7. Stick a red heart shaped doily onto the extra cardboard square

and cut around the shape of the heart.8. Finally, hot glue the bottom of the roll to the heart doily on the cardboard, to form the base of the Valentine pen stand.

There you have it, an easy and incredibly sweet Valentine pen stand your child can make for your home or even a preschool teacher.

Be sure to check out the rest of these great Valentine’s Day DIY projects