Love Bug Valentines {Craft}

Love Bug Valentine's Day Craft
I am so excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day this year!  Reece is in kindergarten and will be able to pass out Valentines to all of his friends.  We wanted to make our Valentines a little extra special and this is what we came up with.  These are super easy to make and add a little something extra to store-bought Valentines.  I love that each of these Love Bug Valentines turns out differently!

Materials:
Foam
Pom poms
fuzzy sticks
hot glue
googly eyes
Valentines candies

Instructions:

Cut out a heart shape from the foam. This will be the body of the bug.  Glue on pom poms with hot glue.  Make a design or keep it simple – it’s up to you!

Cut two fuzzy sticks in half so you have four pieces.
Glue on three fuzzy sticks to the other side of the foam.

Bend the remaining fuzzy stick in half.
Bend down then ends to create a place to glue on the eyes.

Glue the googly eyes to the fuzzy stick using hot glue.  Then glue the fuzzy stick to the foam.

You can also poke the fuzzy stick through the foam and it will look like this:









Choose one of the following techniques that works with the type of candy you have:

If you are using boxes of candy, bend the sticks to shape the legs and feet of the bug.

If you are using smaller bagged candy, wrap the middle set of legs to the top of the bug and twist the fuzzy sticks around the bag.

For lollipops, insert the stick through the foam and twist the fuzzy sticks around the lollipop.

Once you get started you can just let your imagination lead you.  These sweet little love bugs and the perfect addition to any Valentines.  We are going to have lots of fun making another 15 or so of these guys and handing them out to Reece’s kindergarten class.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day for your children?  Do you hand out candy to their class?

 

Comments

  1. These are super cute! I found you through Free Pretty Things! I can’t wait to make these with my toddler next year when’s she’s old enough for arts and crafts :)

  2. These are so cute! I love the way some of the bugs are holding the candy. I found you through somewhatsimple link party. I’m your newest follower. Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

  3. Oh very cute! LOVE BUGS! For valentine’s day my 2nd grader chose to give out starburst valentines (store bought, card with candy attached to it). My youngest guy doesn’t go to school or preschool yet so he’s giving out….nothing. :)

  4. These are so sweet :)

  5. Your Love Bugs are the sweetest thing! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I’d love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

  6. These are so adorable! I wish my son was older to make them!

  7. Love them, so cute! I would love it if you would link up at my Valentines Party @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  8. Cute! Cute!! It jazzes up the little Valentines boxes so much. Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our free for all party. Be sure to join us tomorrow morning for some shout outs! Have a wonderful weekend!

    XOXO!
    Marni

  9. I love them! My granddaughter will love making these. Thanks for taking the time to share. I featured you on my blog, By George You’ve Got It. Come check it out and grab a button. Again, thanks for sharing!

  10. Such a cute idea. I will be sharing your link on our Crafters 4 Kids facebook page. Crafters4Kids.com is a non-profit site focused on kid-friendly craft ideas! Sarah Forhan, Crafters 4 Kids Craft Contributor

  11. These made me smile :) Happy you linked to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    http://www.bearrabbitbear.com

  12. Those are ADORABLE! Would you please share these with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

  13. I love this idea and I was looking for inspiration for my crafty daughter to make her valentines this year. I found you through The Shabby Nest’s Frugal Friday

  14. Cute! I would like to invite you to link to Weekend Show & Share on Adventures In Mommy Land or our children’s link party Hey Mom, Look What I Did.

    http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekend-show-share.html

  15. So cute! I was looking up pom pom critters last night. Love the way you did yours.

  16. SO fun and cute!!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I featured you post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/valentines-day-crafts-food-decor/

    have a fabulous Sunday!

  17. Love all these ideas!!

  18. You have such a cute blog. I found you on the link party. I am your newest follower. :) If you would like to check out my blog that would be awesome and follow me back..I would love to feature you on my blog sometime, you have way cute stuff..

    -Brooke
    for-the-luv-of.blogspot.com

  19. The love bugs are so adorable. When I first seen them it bought a smile to my face. You are one busy creative women, Spiced Oatmeal cookies, Valentine Ring bling, and Valentine Printables. How do you do it? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  20. Very cute!!

  21. We have a ton of pom poms, pipe cleaner and google eyes. I am going to show these to my daughter if she does Valentines this year.

  22. You are on fire this year – these are so super cute, of course!!!

  23. Wow what a cute idea!
    Please come share this at:
    http://www.thezkids.blogspot.com

  24. Now I have something for those pesky little bug lovin’ boys….whoo hooo! Thanks so much, Lori

  25. These are so cute – and I’m sure they’ll be a bit hit at Kindergarten!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  26. This is awesome!

    Love for you to share this at my JAQS Studio Linky Party:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-16-linky-party-and-features.html

  27. Adorable! My mom always called my sister and me her “love bugs”, and now she calls my kids that. We should make these for Valentine’s this year.

  28. Hi Trish. What fantastic blog posts you had last week! This love bug is so, so cute. My kids would love to make that! Thanks so much for linking up with me last week on “Thriving on Thursdays”. The party starts again in a couple hours (Thursday our time here in Australia) and I’d love for you to stop by again if you get a minute.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  29. These would be so fun to make! We call our LIttle Man our “love bug” so it would definitely fit for us!

  30. This would be a great addition to The Pretty Packages Party! Would love for you to stop by and link up!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/pretty-packages-party-12.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    The Blackberry Vine

  31. My kids would have so much fun making these! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  32. This was the most viewed project at friday fun party.. :) Congratulations!
    be sure to check out other featured projects, link up and grab your featured button tonight..
    Have a great day!

  33. This is adorable! Love it! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

  34. Very adorable. My daughter crafts with me and I think a 5 year old would love this. Thank You for sharing the steps
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

  35. Cute bugs. Good luck and thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  36. These are just adorable little creatures. Love them!

  37. These love buys are WAY cute!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  38. Haha! So cute!!!!

  39. These are hilarious!! I love them!! Just wanted to stop by and invite you to link up at my Sharing Time Link Party, here: http://heathernow.blogspot.com/search/label/sharing%20time
    Have a great day!
    ~Heather

  40. I love these! Pom Pom crafts are wonderful and this has to be the cutest one I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial with us.

  41. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  42. These are so adorable! I wish my son was older to make them!

  43. I LOVED these cute ‘love bugs’ so much I featured them at TGIF this week (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/02/tgif-linky-party-16.html) – Come stop on by to grab an I was featured button and link up what you’ve been up to this week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!
    Beth =-)

  44. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your love bugs! You can see them here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/love-bug-valentines-3/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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