My kids seem to have the love bug (hehe!) for crafting, especially this winter. We’ve been getting kind of bored with our toys, so it’s nice to get a creative break a few times a week. We got a lot of crafty things for Christmas, so we’ve been using some of that and Peyton has been on a writing and drawing kick every single day, so it’s been fun to see her drawing and spelling words. She’s definitely an artsy gal.
Yesterday, I made them these felt love bug finger puppets. It was a craft I handled on my own while Peyton was a preschool and Emory napped. I could have definitely had them help with this one, but was pressed for time because I knew I wanted to post about this craft this week.
These cute little bugs are an easy and inexpensive craft to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your littles. This is a great one to do together, or a nice homemade gift to give them.
The supplies you’ll need:
- Hot glue gun (regular glue is great too, it will just take longer to dry)
- A few squares of felt
- Mini pom poms
- Craft googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
The steps you’ll take to put these together:
Cut two round finger shapes out of one of your pieces of felt. This will form the “body” of the bug. Cut a heart out of one of the other pieces of felt. The heart will become the wings. Place glue all along the edges of one of the finger shapes, leaving the bottom of the shape without glue because you’ll need an opening for a finger. Glue the heart upside down toward the top of the bug’s body.
Next, glue little pom poms to the top of the heart. Cut little pieces of pipe cleaner to create antennas, bend them into an L shape and glue them just above the point of the heart. Glue the eyes above of the antennas.
That is it! Really simple and fun to have around the house for imaginary play. I made a whole bunch for the kids to play with. If you end up making these, don’t forget to tag #marinamakesdiy!