Today we’re bringing you an Adorable Pom Pom Love Bugs craft that’s sure to make you say “awww.” This Valentine’s Day-inspired craft is cute, easy, and perfect for the youngest members of the family (although older kids may enjoy participating, too!). After making these Adorable Pom Pom Love Bugs, your children can give them out to friends instead of (or in addition to) traditional Valentine’s Day cards. These love bugs also make cute Valentine’s Day decorations around your home and are just plain fun for kids to play with! Use your imagination as you have fun making this craft with your little sweetheart/s.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 inch (or larger) pom poms in red, pink, and white
- Self-adhesive foam heart stickers
- Chenille stems in red, pink, and white (this link has just those colors!)
- Wiggly eyes
- Quick drying tacky glue or hot glue (only with parental supervision)
How to Make It:
This is a very unstructured craft with a lot of room for creativity! Once you have all of the supplies, encourage your child to have fun and explore some different ways to create these adorable love bugs. Below, I’m going to show you just some of the things you might want to do or suggest as you make these with your kiddos.
Essentially, you’ll want your love bugs to have googly eyes, antennae, ears, wings, and/or feet. Use the pipe cleaners and stickers to come up with different ways to make these love bugs! The more variety you make, the better! Use quick drying tacky glue to attach all the pieces, or use a hot glue gun (with adult supervision).
As you get started, cut the pipe cleaners into a variety of lengths to help you get inspired.
You can fold a piece of pipe cleaner in half to create antennae, as shown below.
You may want to dress this up even more by attaching heart stickers to each antenna.
You could also easily use your pipe cleaners to create heart-shaped wings! To do this, bend each piece around your fingers, as shown.
And then twist the two open sides together at the bottom to form a completed heart-shape.
You can use two of these to create two wings! Alternatively, you may also have some large heart-shaped stickers that make great wings, too. Or you can use both–placing a heart-shaped sticker on top of the pipe cleaner wings.
A thick heart-shaped sticker makes a great base/feet for the bottom of your pom pom creations. The flat surface allows them to stand up.
Once your love bugs have wings and/or feet and antennae, have fun creating cute faces for them using small heart stickers and googly eyes! Create as many as you like, and don’t forget to use your imagination!
We’d love to know if you make these Adorable Pom Pom Love Bugs at home this Valentine’s Season! How old are your kids? Did they have fun?