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Lovebug

Celebrate Valentine's Day by having students create this fun, holiday-themed craft.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2

Students can assemble this festive craft project, using die-cuts, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes, as a classroom decoration or Valentine's Day gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Need:

  • Light-colored die-cut hearts, 4 per student
  • Dark-colored die-cut hearts, 2 per student
  • Googly eyes, 2 per student
  • Pipe cleaners cut into 1-inch pieces, 2 per student
  • Heart stickers, at least 4 per student
  • Glue sticks
  • Glue dots, 2 per student
  • Thin black markers

What You Do:

  1. Help your students use the glue sticks to attach the four light-colored die-cut hearts together in a vertical line to create the body of the bug.
  2. Have your students glue the two dark-colored die-cut hearts onto the sides of the bug body to make wings.
  3. Have your students draw a smile on the bug's face, with optional heart "cheeks" in addition to the mouth.
  4. Have the students glue on the googly eyes.
  5. Have the students twist two pipe cleaner pieces around their fingers to create a corkscrew shape.
  6. Help your students use two glue dots to attach the pipe cleaners to the back of the bug's head.
  7. Now your students can finish their bugs by decorating the wings with heart stickers. 

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