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Re-purposing toilet paper rolls

"Bee" Mine This Valentine's Day

Students in classrooms across the country exchange small gifts with each other on Valentine's Day every year. This craft is fun for all ages, and sure to put a smile on everyone's face! Plus, it's a great way to give second life to your toilet paper rolls.


  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Yellow, Black, and White Paint
  • Yellow and Red Cardstock
  • Black Marker
  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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Paint the toilet paper yellow and let dry.

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Once yellow paint has dried, paint on black stripes and eyes.

Next, cut two yellow wings and one red heart and tape them to the back of the bee. Write "Bee Mine" on the red heart.

Cut the black pipe cleaner into three inch pieces. Twist around your finger to create the desired shape. Tape two pipe cleaner pieces to the inside of the toilet paper roll.

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This is the bee's antenna.

The finished product is adorable!

toilet roll bumblebee

If you are looking for a craft that also involves candy, just fill the base of the toilet paper roll with candy and seal the bottom with paper and tape!

Read more about this craft by clicking here.