Love Bugs

Show someone you care by giving them their very own love bug

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Cut a polystyrene egg in half to make two ovals. Then, paint the two ovals with two coats of red acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Cut two wing shapes from coloured foam and decorate one side of each with strips of self-adhesive foam in a contrasting colour.
  3. Fix the wings to the body with small heart shapes cut out from a different colour of self-adhesive foam.
  4. Stick more heart shapes around the ends of two short pieces of pipe cleaner.
  5. Pierce two holes in the front of the body with a knitting needle and use PVA to glue the pipe cleaners inside these.
  6. Bend the pipe cleaners so the antennae look quirky and add wiggle-eyes to finish.

Top Tip

These love bugs would be great as message holders - fix a magnetic disc to the underside and use on the fridge.