Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toilet Paper Tube Cupid

I cannot believe I forgot to post this last year!  I found the directions on Kaboose.  Miss V's class made them last year at their Valentiene's Party.

I made a sample up a few days before.

Cardboard tube
Acrylic paint: flesh (we used a peach color), pink, white, and black
Paint brush
1" strip of white construction paper
1 gold glitter chenille stem
1 red glitter chenille stem
1 silver glitter chenille stem
Small scrap of peach felt
2 cotton balls
White craft glue (I also used glue dots)

Paint cardboard tube with flesh-colored paint and set aside to dry.   When completely dry apply some glue around the bottom of the painted cardboard tube, about an inch up from the bottom. Glue the 1" wide strip of white construction paper around the tube and trim any excess, this is Cupid's diaper.

Bend about 2/3 of the gold chenille stem into a letter "D".  Twist to secure and trim the remaining long piece of chenille off to make the arrow, set aside.

Bend the end of the red chenille stem into a small triangle; this will be the point of your arrow. Twist to secure and trim long end off. 

Take remaining red chenille and bend the end into a red heart; this will be the back end of your arrow. Twist to secure and trim off excess.

Take the remaining piece of gold chenille that you set aside. Twist one end onto the arrowhead and one end onto the heart.

Lay the bow on the table and glue the arrow across the front of it.

Cut the silver chenille stem in half.

Bend both halves into tear drop shapes and twist the ends to secure. 

Unroll two cotton balls.  Place some glue on the ends of both cotton balls and attach to the top of the cardboard tube as the hair.

Lay the cardboard tube down on its side, wings sticking out to the left and right. (I found it easier to poke holes in the back and insert the pipe cleaners and bend them inside so that the wings moved a bit.)

Glue the bow and arrow to the front of the cardboard tube. Allow to dry completely.  (This is where I used bigger glue dots to save drying time)

Cut two small circles from flesh-colored felt and glue to the front of the bow as the hands. (I didn't have any the day I made the sample)

Use a cotton swab or a roughed up paintbrush to dab some pink paint on for cheeks.

Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on two white eyes. Let dry.
When white is dry, dot on black. (For the classroom one's I did use wiggly eyes and used glue dots to attach them with.)


  1. These are so stinkin' cute!!!

  2. Awwww how cute! What a great kid craft. I'd love for you to come link up and share.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  3. How Cute! I love it! Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday!

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