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Saturday, February 8, 2014

A "Love Bug" Craft For Valentine’s Day by Judy Press

Recently I was asked for a quick and easy craft for kids to make on Valentine's Day. I came up with this "Love Bug" which is fun and doubles as a puppet.  Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day "Love Bug"

Here's what you need:
Red construction paper
1 Small white paper plate
1 White paper lunch bag
1 Red pipe cleaner (cut in half)
1 Small red pom-pom (optional)
Wiggly eyes (optional)
Tape and glue stick
Here's what you do:
1. Cut out one large and two small red paper hearts. Glue the large heart onto front of the bag.
2. Glue the paper plate onto flap of the bag.
3. Tape a small heart onto the end of each pipe cleaner and tape them to back of bag for antennae.
4. Cut out eight strips of red paper and accordion fold. Glue each strip onto sides of large heart for “legs.”
5. Glue on wiggly eyes and use marker to decorate the bug.


  1. That's adorable! It brings back fun memories of leading craft time during classroom parties.

  2. Thank you, thank you, Judy! And you're exactly right, Dawn - I asked Judy for a craft idea for my son's first grade classroom party. This is perfect!