DIY: Valentine Paper Roll Owls

My 9 year old daughter inspired this sweet project. The other day she came home with a cute paper roll owl she made at school. I told her I loved it. My daughter suggested we make more but with a Valentine’s Day theme – “you know with hearts and we can hang it on our kitchen light.” My first thought – that’s brilliant.


My second thought was how awesome it is to have a creative daughter.  I appreciate it because I love making creative crafts just like her.

So, off I went to Michaels craft store to find Valentine’s Day themed paper.



The materials I used to make these Valentine’s Day Paper Roll Owls are toilet paper rolls, Valentine’s Day themed scrapbook paper, red cardstock paper, orange cardstock paper, googly (wiggle) eyes, pencil, scissors, glue, paint brush, circle puncher, heart stickers and ribbon.

My daughter helped me make these cute owls.

First, I cut scrapbook paper to fit the paper roll. I glued the paper onto the paper roll. I used Mod Podge as my glue.

I found it easy to apply the glue using a paintbrush and hold the paper roll by putting a few fingers inside it.


To make the ears, push down slowly on one end of of the roll (see picture above). Repeat on other side.

I made the eyes by using googly eyes (size 14mm) and gluing onto red paper cut into circles. I cut a beak using orange paper. I glued the eyes and beak on.


I then made the wings. I cut out heart shaped wings and glue to the sides of the owl.

I attached ribbon to the top so we could hang our pretty Valentine owls on our kitchen chandelier.

I also placed one heart sticker on each owl to give them some extra love.


What do think of our Valentine Owls? I think they are adorable. Let’s give my sweet daughter a big cheer. She is thrilled to have her idea featured on here.

See our other kid-friendly projects made with googly/wiggle eyes:

Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party and The Frugal Girls!)


  1. These are really cute! I just pinned it too. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing a great project.

    • Hi Denise – Thank you and thanks for pinning.

      • we made these on Sunday but we also make them filled w/ candy to give as gifts.

        so we made the paper about 1-1 1/2 longer then roll then folded the paper in half on bottom then taped/ glued closed then pushed in side the roll then filled candy then closed the top to make head

  2. Super cute! Pinned!

  3. Madge Van Tassle says:

    love this toooooooo cute

  4. these are adorbs! great use of the paper rolls too!

  5. These are adorable! I save all of our TP rolls for when I run across projects like this!

    • Hi Jen – Thanks! Great idea to save the TP rolls because you never know when you’ll need it for a craft project.

  6. loved these.. made one with whatever paper i had at home and it looks super cool. wanna make valentine themed ones for my 4yo daughter to give to her friends on valentines day..

    • Hi Ritika – Making for Valentine owls for your 4yo daughter’s friends is a great idea! Attach a note saying something like “Owl always think you’re sweet” or another fun “owl” or “whoo” saying.(I also mentioned this on our Facebook page)
      Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  7. Anna Jordan says:

    This is so cute! Another Idea is to fill them with valentine candy treats and give them out. Saw something similar using contact paper instead of craft paper…it was for wedding/shower gifts to the guests. Thanks for sharing.

  8. love this idea perfect to make for her 4th grade class, we can make boy and girl owls, thanks

  9. I love it!!

  10. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are the cutest owls ever! Kudos to your daughter. And to you for encouraging her creativity. 🙂

    Love it. Pinning it.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party opens each Wednesday.

  11. Such a great idea! You could even use these for school valentines and put Hershey’s kisses and such in them! Thanks for sharing!

  12. This is so so cute! I featured this project on my blog yesterday

  13. These are too cute!! I will be using this idea for my sisters baby shower. She loves owls & this is perfect. Thank you & your creative daughter for sharing. God bless you both 🙂

    • Hi Sabrina – You’re welcome. That is a great idea to use the owls for your sister’s baby shower. I’m sure you could find some cute scrapbook paper to use.

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  15. I love it.It is so so cool my little sister loves it to she has made 20 bye.

  16. Callie Whittley says:

    My daughter and I thought this was a really cute idea! We were wondering how you attached the ribbon?

  17. What a wonderful idea! I am currently working on a Valentines Day Round-up for my blog & I would like to feature your tutorial as one of the tutorials on the blog. If you would rather I didn’t, please let me know & I will take it down.

    Thanks in advance!

  18. Just a thought..
    Glue a cup cake liner in the bottom, and fill with Valentine goodies, then close the ears.. I think we will try that this year for my daughters 1st grade class. We always make our own Valentine’s day stuff. Great post!

  19. superb and brilliant idea :p

  20. brilliant idea :p

  21. Just did this with my kiddos and they loved it. Thanks!

  22. I love it! Thank you! Do you think 2nd graders could do this??

    • Hi Diana – Yes, I believe 2nd graders can do this. My kids were in 1st and 3rd grade when they helped me make these owls. Gluing and wrapping the scrapbook paper around the paper roll is the trickiest part for little ones. I did that part for them.

  23. jenny orchard says:

    will try this what a good idea I wish I had this idea

  24. These are so cute but with boys I had to change it a bit…We are going to make minecraft figures, and minions instead of the owls…thanks for the idea

  25. I think it’s easy tutorial. I’ll make it today. Thanks.


  26. I just saw your post. This is such a cute idea! And that your daughter came up with the idea. Sounds like she’s very creative.

    This is such an easy craft — one that I could easily make with my grandkids.

    I have a link party that I’m trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea. It’s Party in Your PJs on my site Grandma Ideas at It runs from tonight through Sunday night at midnight. I hope that you’ll be able to share this idea. Feel free to share a couple of others, too!

    Warmest regards,

  27. I like this idea and since my daughter’s birthday is on
    Valentine’s day we are making this for crafts!

  28. Vanda welfing says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I think I’m going to make these into my daughters valentine’s. Close both ends and put a treat inside!

  29. Oh this is so cute. Lovely idea 🙂


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