If you are looking for a quick, easy, and fun craft for kids to do this Valentine’s Day then these pom-pom love bugs are perfect.
What you need:
- Pipe Cleaners (1 per love bug)
- Pom-pom maker (or alternatively 2 cardboard donuts)
- Scrap piece of colored card stock
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
How to make:
Wind the wool around the pom-pom maker (or cardboard donut) until there are a few layers of wool. Keep in mind that the more wool you wind around the thicker your pom-pom will be.
Using scissors cut the wool around the outside of the circle. Tie a piece of wool around the center and pull tight before removing the pom-pom maker or cardboard donut.
Following the line of the wool you used to tie your pom-pom together, wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of the pom-pom too, twisting the two ends together when they meet up. Wind the pipe cleaners into curly feelers and shape them so they make a heart.
Cut a large heart out of card stock and attach to the bottom of the pom-pom with glue to make the love bugs feet.
Glue googly eyes to the center of the pom-pom.
Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day crafts planned for your kids? I’d love to hear more about them. I’m always looking for ideas.
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips. She has three kids (twin 1st graders and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.