While creating we discovered lots of other great Love Bug ideas, make sure you check out the list of awesome ideas for incorporating love bugs into all elements of Valentine's Day at the end of this post.
For our craft we started with red and pink card stock, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, sparkly hearts, glue stick, and brads. We also used scissors and a small hole punch.
We used a heart tracer to cut out two large hearts for each bug.
We then cut one of the hearts in half down the center line, creating two tear drop shapes. We used leftover scrap from one of the papers to cut out a half circle.
Using the small hole punch we put a hole in the point of each tear drop and a hole in the point of the whole heart. We aligned the three holes and put the brad through the three holes. The two tear drops now opened like "wings." Afterwards we glued the half circle to the backside of the three hearts to create a head.
At the top of the "head" we made a small hole punch and added a pipe cleaner for antennae.
Afterwards we decorated the "wings" with the sparkly hearts and glue stick.
Now we had a cute Love Bug with wings that actually opened. Inside we wrote a quick message
"Somebuggy Loves You."
We're not the only one who loves Love Bugs. Check out these awesome ideas from other great bloggers!
Love Bug Clothespins from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Valentine's Day Shoulder Friends from momdot
Love Bug pretzel snacks from The Joys of Boys
Valentine's Day Butterfly as well as Heart Caterpillar and Bug printables from Therapy Fun Zone
Love Bugs Sticky Play from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Love Bugs Valentine's Day craft from Mommy's Bundle
Invitation to Create Love Bugs with playdough from Multicrafting Mummy
Paper Plate Love Bugs from Arts & Crackers
Love Bugs with great yarn hair from East Coast Mommy
Pinecone Love Bugs from Fireflies and Mudpies
Love Bug Cards and Pom Poms with poems from Mom to 2 Posh Lil' Divas
Cork Love Bugs from No Time for Flashcards
Fingerprint Love Bugs from i heart crafts and things
Love Bug Valentine Playdough from Fantastic Fun and Learning
A Bunch of Valentine's ideas, including some adorable masks, from The Chirping Moms
Toilet Roll love Bugs as posted over at Red Ted Art
Model Magic Love Bugs from Toddler Approved
Love Bug Coloring Pages from Kids Activities Blog
Love Bug Counting Rocks from Where Imagination Grows
DIY Love Bug Finger Puppets from Family Food and Travel
Heart Ladybug Valentine's from Crafty Morning
And of course, our personal favorite from last year: Egg Carton Love Bugs.
How are you looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day for the little Love Bugs in your life?
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