Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Love Bug"

I decided to do a cute little Valentine project with my 3 year old today. I got the idea from here.
We didn't do it exactly as this site suggested. But that's part of the fun!
You will need:Empty toilet paper tube
Valentine paper
Pipe cleaners
Pom pom balls
Acrylic Paint
Foam Paintbrush
Small paintbrush
(You can really use what you have around the house, that's what I did!)
First, paint the toilet paper tube.

Let it dry.
We painted a little bit on the inside. Just along the top where you would be able to see it.

Glue a pom pom to the top of the pipe cleaner.
I used hot glue for this.

This is what you will end up with.
Cut hearts out of your Valentine paper.
(I used my Silhouette for my hearts. LOVE that machine!)
Decorate your hearts however you want and then tape or glue them to the back of your tube for the wings.
Next, use a hole punch and make two holes in the tube for the antenna to go and hook pipe cleaners to the tube.
**I made my holes close to the top, next time I would make them a little lower.**
Paint or draw a face on your "Love Bug"
Love your "Love Bug" :)
When we were finished with this craft, my little girl asked, "Are we going to do another craft?"
She loved it.
Guess I will have to come up with some more fun Valentine's activities.

1 comment:

  1. Super cute Krista! I can't believe how much your daughter looks like you!