Sometimes, a craft idea turns out so cute that there’s no way I could ever keep it to myself. Not like that’s ever going to happen, anyway. I mean, have you been to my website lately? But the point is, we absolutely love this Cardboard Roll Love Monster Craft and they’re ready to love you back this Valentine’s Day, too.
So, I might have a bit of a fascination with monsters. The friendly kind, mind you. And there’s nothing cuter than the silly monster faces that kids can come up with. Which is why this is just a great craft all around.
While our monsters carry a lot of heart, if you need more sweet Valentine’s Day crafts then you’re still in the right place. We have plenty, but a few of note is this Excavator Valentine Craft, our Jar of Hearts Card, these super cute Tweetheart Bird Cards, and our Standing Handprint Heart Tree. But we have many, many more.
To make our Cardboard Roll Love Monster Craft you will need our simple monster template to help with the size of the arms, hair, and heart. Along with the template you will need toilet paper size cardboard rolls, lightweight cardstock and acrylic paint in assorted colors, white paper, a black sharpie, scissors, and a glue stick.
Make a Valentine’s Day Love Monster
- Monster template
- Cardboard rolls
- Lightweight cardstock – red, assorted colors
- Acrylic paint – assorted colors
- White paper
- Black sharpie
- Glue stick
Begin by painting toilet paper size cardboard rolls in the colors of your choice.
We went with green, purple, and pink. Let the paint dry completely.
Now, print the monster template for the arms, hair strip, and heart sizes. Cut out and trace the arms and hair strips on a different color cardstock. Cut out.
And trace the heart on red cardstock and cut out.
Then, use the black sharpie to draw monster eyes and a mouth on white paper. You want the lines fairly simple and bold, because you’ll be cutting it out.
Cut out the eyes and mouth.
Glue the bottom of the hair strip to the inside of the top of the cardboard roll.
And cut jagged pieces around the strip.
Next, make two snips on opposite sides starting from the bottom of the cardboard roll, going up to about the middle of the roll.
Insert the arms in the slits.
And glue the ends of the arms to the sides of the heart.
Finally, adhere the face to the top of the monster.
Your monsters are ready to go wild for love! Seriously, so cute!
Be sure to check out all of our fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!