Looking for a simple Valentine’s Day gift the kids can make?
We had so much fun making our pet rocks, that I wanted to do something similar for Valentine’s Day. I started picturing little “love bugs” with craft foam wings added to the put rock design. When I started gathering google eyes and craft foam squares, I came across a few big pom-poms, and then my vision of love bugs became a lot cuddlier…
Materials Needed to Make Love Bugs:
- Assorted Pom-Poms
- Craft Foam Hearts (We cut our own, but I love these!)
- Wiggly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Hot Glue Gun
To make craft time go more smoothly, I suggest spreading all the items out on a large cookie tray.
To create your love bug, hot glue a pom-pom onto a heart. The heart will be his feet. Add wiggly eyes and pipe cleaner pieces for antennae. Another heart can be glued on as wings if desired. (Or cut out tear-drop shapes for wings.)
Tip: If doing this craft with preschoolers, have them assemble the pieces and decide what will be glued on and where. Then you can call them over to the hot glue gun area one at a time.
We made a total of 5 the day we made Love Bugs — with the promise we’d make more later this week. Don’t you just love the little caterpillar one my preschooler made for her daddy? I never would have thought of it myself!
Be sure to check out some of our other Valentine’s Day ideas!