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Who can resist a love bug this time of the year? Love bug crafts are so cute! Recently, as I was organizing our craft area, I stumbled upon my stash of plastic Easter eggs from last year and hatched the idea for these super cute love bug eggs crafts for kids. We made about a dozen of these cuties in less than 15 minutes. Read on to see how easy they are to create!
Love Bug Eggs Crafts for Kids
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- Plastic Easter eggs
- Small googly eyes
- Small pompoms
- Pipe cleaners
- Foam craft sticks
- Craft glue
How to Make the Eggs!
- Break apart the plastic eggs. You can make two love bugs out of each half.
- Assemble the materials:
- Cut the pipe cleaners into 4-5″ lengths.
- Cut the end of the foam craft sticks and glue the ends together to form a heart-shaped wing.
- Put together the love bugs! We started with the eyes and nose. I squeezed glue onto the plastic egg and Sweet Pea stuck on the eyes and nose. Note: go easy on the glue because the eyes and nose will literally slide off the egg. Of course, if you would like to recreate Dali’s Persistence of Memory, then I guess the eyes sliding off the egg wouldn’t be a big deal. However, I imagine your preschooler would prefer something a little less surreal– so modest amounts of glue are in order.
- Next up, add the antennae. If you notice on cheap plastic eggs, there are two holes at the top and bottom of the egg. This is perfect for making love bug eggs! From inside the egg half, just thread the ends of the pipe cleaner piece through each of the holes and then adjust the pipe cleaner to the two antennae are the same length. Voila, antennae!
- The last step is to glue the heart-shaped wings to the back of the plastic eggs. You don’t need to be as careful about the glue with the wings as you did with the love bug face. Actually, you may want a little more glue since there is more surface area.
- Let everything dry and check periodically to ensure the face is still intact.
And there you have it! A simple and super cute Valentine’s Day craft for kids! Plus, once the love bugs are made, they would go great in a busy bag or other quiet play activity.
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