Valentines Day "Love Bugs"
Craft Idea for Kids
What You Need:
*Cricut and Cricut access
(If you don't have a cricut you could draw and cut out your own bugs)
*Construction paper/ Scrapbook paper
*Glue sticks/ Elmers glue
*Fun Kid Craft Items
(we used a mix of buttons, little hearts, and glitter glue)
I wanted to do a fun little Valentines Day craft with the kids this weekend, I looked on my Cricut access to see if I could find a craft I wanted to do like I did last year. Last year we made cute little paper robots that came free with cricut access. Sadly I did not see one that jumped out at me or looked easy enough for my young child (youngest is only 4) So I decided to just make my own craft on my cricut and just let them do whatever they wanted with it (they love to do their own thing and be creative)
I used a mix of construction paper and some cute scrap book paper I had to cut the bugs out and provide a place for the kids to glue the bugs to.
The kids had a BLAST creating their "Love Bugs" They loved the buttons and the fact that each of their bugs were unique like them!
Here they are with their finished Love Bugs!
When we got started the kids needed little to no direction on how to do our craft. Glue the bugs down and Decorate them how ever you would like!
I searched through a few of the valentines day images that were free with cricut access. I thought the lady bug with the heart on it's back was really cute but I knew my boys would hate having a "girly" craft, the boys complain all though our Valentines Day crafts because of all the pink and hearts, so I decided that making some "Love Bugs" would be a good idea because I figured bugs can be for both boys and girls. It did not take me long to find two more "Love Bugs" I decided on a Snail and a Bee for the two boys because the images looked similar to the lady bug and they looked simple and would be easy for the kids to put together on their own. I also cut out the kids names on my cricut so they could glue the letters on their finished product!
The kids glued down their bugs, gave them some eyes and then went CRAZY with the buttons!
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I have this jar filled with random buttons, gems, little dodads that I have been saving up for the kids to use for crafts. I really like all the button art I see on pintrest and I wanted to do that with the kids but I figured they could use some of them on this project without making a huge dent in them (I was wrong) I also put out a bowl of googly eyes and a bowl of heart gems from Dollar Tree. I really just grabbed whatever I found in my craft room that I thought they would like. Half way through I wished I had grabbed some pompoms but they really didn't need more than what I gave them.
Really Crazy with the Buttons!
They LOVED the buttons! I would recommend using buttons for all awesome kids crafts like this!
Thanks for reading! I hope we have given you some ideas for a fun craft with the kidos!
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