Thursday, January 29, 2015

Love Bug Cards & 20+ Love Bug Crafts & Activities

Last year we discovered the fun of creating "Love Bugs" for Valentine's Day. Our egg carton love bugs were simple and fun to create. This year we decided to extend our love bug fun into an easy to create card idea.

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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  1. I just love all these great love bug ideas! -Thanks :)

  2. Thanks for the suggestions! These are great!