Make Love Bugs for Your Little Love Bugs!

February 2, 2011 by  

Love Bugs!

Want a fun, cute, and inexpensive craft to make and give to a loved one for Valentine’s Day? Try making love bugs! You can make ladybugs, butterflies, or both.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • an empty toilet paper tube
  • construction paper (choose your colors!)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • glitter
  • pen, marker, crayons or pencil

Here’s how to make a Love Bug:

  1. Cover an empty toilet tube with construction paper to make the body of the bug.
  2. Cut two ovals (for the lady bug) or hearts (for a butterfly) to make wings.
  3. Attach wings with tape or glue on either side of the body.
  4. Cut circles to make the faces.
  5. Encourage your child to draw a face on the circle or at the top of the tube.
  6. Cut strips of paper and fold in a zigzag pattern to make antennae and legs. Cut two small hearts and glue to the tips of antennae. Or, pipe cleaners are great for antennae as well.
  7. Write a cute message on the wings or on a cut out heart that the Love Bug holds.
  8. Decorate with glitter, feathers, or whatever else you desire. Have fun!!!

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