This springy and sparkly Love Bug Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids is so much fun! Keep reading for a video and photo step by step tutorial for this easy kid-made Valentine’s gift.
Valentine’s Day Love Bug Craft
As soon as New Year’s was over, my four-year-old asked, “what’s the next holiday?!”
For us, it’s Valentine’s Day – and our stores are already full of candy and craft displays. We were in Target earlier this week and found some cute craft supplies that were just too good not to grab.
We created this Love Bug Valentine’s Craft with all of our new Valentine’s Day goodies. However, you can easily customize your own love bug card with the supplies you already have on hand at home.
Related: Be sure to check out our BIG list of Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids too! There are over 20 fun and easy ideas that kids can really make themselves!
Love Bug Valentine’s Craft Supply List
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- Glitter heart cut-out or decorated cardboard cut into the shape of a heart
- Red cardstock
- Google eyes*
- Pipe cleaners*
- Glue gun
- Black marker
- Child’s photograph
*This Valentine’s Day craft pack has a lot of fun decorating supplies similar to ours that you could use to make your Love Bug craft.
The glitter heart cutout we used in our love bug craft and video came in a set we found at Target. There were glitter and metallic foil hearts in a variety of Valentine’s colors. Too cute to pass up!
If you can’t find these exact hearts, don’t worry! You can create your own using cardboard and painting, adding glitter, or covering in colorful foil.
Love Bug Valentine’s Day Craft Instructions
Watch our quick video tutorial below to see how we made our Love Bug Valentine’s Day Card. There are also complete step-by-step photo instructions available below the video.
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First, make your love bug’s body. If you don’t have the glitter heart cutouts like we used, create your own by cutting a 6″ heart out of sturdy cardboard and decorating with glitter, foil, etc.
Next, add googly eyes and draw on a mouth, nose, and eyelashes using a black marker or paint pen. We also found these adorable heart-shaped googly eyes at Target.
Fold one pipe cleaner in half, then fold up the ends to form feet. Glue the bend of the pipe cleaner to the underside of your love bug’s body to form the legs.
Cut a second pipe cleaner in half and glue to the back of your love bug’s body to form the arms. Then bend your arms in front of your love bug so that you can glue your photo and note to them.
Cut out your child’s photo into the shape of a heart, about 2″ big. Cut out a piece of red or pink card stock the same size as your child’s photo. Glue them to the front of your love bug’s arms.
Feel free to customize your love bug with your own personalized message!
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Last updated on February 26th, 2019 at 02:28 pm