11 February 2011

Simply Sweet Ladybug Valentine

Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share a "simple" craft my son and I created this week.  I present to you ...The Love Bug!


My son is currently working with shapes at school. So I thought, what a better way to practice, then to create a "heart-shaped" Valentine's Day card. 

What you'll need to get started:
Red/Pink Cardstock
Black Marker
Black Pipe Cleaner
Googly Eyes

1. Fold cardstock & cut out heart-shape.

2. Draw a line down the crease, this creates the wings.

3. Proceed by drawing/filling in a half circle at the top for the head.

4. Fold pipe cleaner and tape it onto the back.
(Make sure to attach it where the head starts)

5. Bend pipe cleaners toward the front, following the perimeter of the head.  
6. Shape/Form Antennas.

 7. Add "Ladybug" spots and begin to decorate!

8.  Don't forget the "Googly Eyes"

This adorable little ladybug is easy and fun to create, it's perfect for your preschooler/kindergartner.  It will definitely put a smile on any teacher's face!  Everyone loves a Love Bug, especially when it's Homemade and from the Heart!

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Have any simple "KIDS" crafts?  I would love to hear from you!

Wishing everyone a "SWEET" weekend,

Linking Up With:


  1. Anonymous2/12/2011

    Love this sweet craft, and I know my students would too. I'm totally saving this for next year. Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. It's a Crafty Life, Thank you for stopping by! My son really enjoyed this little craft; his favorite part was the "googly eyes" I'm sure it'll be a hit with your students! Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment.

  3. Hi Jodie! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I absolutely love this little craft and I'm going to tuck the idea away for next year. I was thinking how cute they would be for a "bug" themed birthday party too! :-) And I completely adore your son's room in the previous post and think you did a fantastic job with it!

  4. Great craft! Thanks for sharing!

  5. At The Picket Fence & A Vintage Vine, Thank you so much for the kind word. I enjoy when you stop by!

  6. Those are so sweet!!!

    If you have any kid-inspired ideas, I'd love to have you link up at my For the Kids Fridays link party.


  7. Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

  8. Take away the to: and from: and you have an adorable spring project as well...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  9. Glad you stopped by to link up...Hope to see you back this week.

  10. These Valentine's are so sweet. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest. Please come link up for a chance to win.

  11. This is such a sweet ladybug valentine! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! I appreciate you taking the time to do that! --Michelle

  12. So very adorable, I love all of your wonderful ideas! Thanks for joining, pinning and tweeting this.

  13. Anonymous2/06/2012

    This is so cute! I am following on Linky would you follow me back. Pat

  14. What adorable Ladybug Valentine Ideas. If you interested in Ladybug Chocolates for your Ladybug Valentine, we have adorable foiled wrapped Ladybug Chocolates at www.LadybugGiftStore.com along with other cute Ladybug Ideas. Thanks for information on your Ladybug Valetine!


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