Love Bugs | Valentine’s Day Kids Craft
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The first time I made Love Bugs, I was staying at a friend’s apartment in romantic Prague, and it couldn’t have felt more appropriate.

Years later, I’m sitting in the office making a video for our followers, waiting for a lockdown Valentine’s Day!

Keep the kid’s entertained this Valentine’s weekend by making Love Bugs using our image or video tutorials.

And if you like this craft, don’t forget to share the love!

Video Tutorial

Picture Tutorial

Materials needed to make Love Bugs
You will need a cup, pink, white and red paper, a pencil, a black felt tip pen, scissors and a glue stick.
The first step to make a Love Bug
Use a pencil to draw around your cup, creating two circles on your pink paper.
Paper circles for the Love Bug craft
Cut two or four circles depending if you want one or two Love Bugs!
Paper strips for the Love Bug craft
Cut your second piece of pink paper into strips that are roughly the same size.
Step four in the Love Bugs picture tutorial
Stick either end of a paper strip to opposite sides on the first circle, creating an arch.
Step 5 in the Love Bugs craft tutorial
Repeat this process all the way around the circle until you have a dome.
Step six in the Love Bug craft tutorial
Stick a second paper circle underneath the dome to secure the edges.
Step seven in the Love Bugs craft tutorial
Fold the red paper in half and cut one large and one small heart for each bug, using the fold line as the centre point for each heart.
Step eight in the Love Bug craft tutorial
Cut the larger paper heart in half along the fold and stick to the dome as wings.
Step nine in the Love Bugs craft tutorial
Fold the white paper in half and, while folded, cut a small circle. This will leave you with two circles of the same size. Draw pupils and you have eyes!
Step ten in the Love Bugs craft tutorial
Stick the eyes to the smaller heart to create your Love Bug’s face.
Finished Love Bugs craft
Stick on the face to finish your Love Bug!

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Rebecca is the founder and chief executive officer of Silly Fish Learning Ltd. She is a children's playwright with a vast and varied career in education, primarily teaching drama and English.

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