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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love Bugs - A Valentine Craft & Writing Activity


Beware of the Love Bugs!
With Valentine's Day on the horizon,
 they are making their debut.
They love all things red & pink 
and are of course incredibly cute.

Have you seen them?
With smiles as sparkly as a gem 
they are hard to miss,
but beware as they flutter about 
that they don't give you a buggy kiss.

LOVE BUGS

The Lil Divas used various craft supplies 
that we had on hand to make their love bugs. 

What We Used:
 construction paper
 pipe cleaners
buttons
heart stickers
 gems 
wiggly eyes
scissors
glue

What We Did:
I simply told the Lil Divas to create a Love Bug -
the rest was left completely up to them.

They decided on the materials 
based on what we had on hand & then got creative. 



She was in full "concentration" mode.



Cute, right?
Of course I mean both of them!


Here's the youngest Divas creation -

she got some good cutting practice with this activity.
She is trying to master making hearts at the moment.

Kindergarten Writing

I had the Oldest Diva write about her love bug
to reinforce/practice her writing & spelling skills.


We worked on using proper handwriting, correct sentence formation and phonetic spelling of any words she did not know.

Here's what she wrote in case it isn't clear enough:
My Love Bug
It is big.
It is frendle.
Her name is Love.
She has 14 harts.

I think she did a great job 
& her writing has come a long way.

Of course we also had to make some
Fuzzy Love Bugs

These little guys are just too cute!

What We Used:
large pom poms
pipe cleaners
wiggly eyes
foam
glue
scissors

What We Did:
1. Use large pom pom balls for the body.
2. Add eyes 


3. Cut out a heart shape from foam for the feet.



4. Add pipe cleaner antennas & a foam mouth.



5. After some drying time - go ahead & play!
You won't be able to resist these little guys!



Books:

Bern

20 comments:

  1. Very cute love bugs! Great idea for a writing project too.

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  2. These turned out soo cute! Very cute Valentine crafts.

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  3. just saw this idea on pinterest...can't wait to craft with my kids!

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  4. I'm your newest follower!

    stop by keeping up with kristi

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    1. Hi Kristi! Thanks for joining us! So excited to have you here! :) Don't you just love how we can share on pinterest!

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  5. SOOOOOO cute! And to use the bugs as a writing prompt? Genius! I love this!! Thanks (as always) for sharing your amazing ideas. Your girls are SO lucky to have such a fun and creative mom!

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    1. aww, thank you! you know how much I LOVE your ideas so your compliment means a lot! :)

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  6. Cute little bugs! Can't wait 'til mine are old enough to do something like this :-)

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    1. Chrissy - we are having lots of fun now that the girls are a bit older & can do lots on their own. It's nice - just wish we had more time to do it all. :)

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  7. Very cute!
    The bugs AND the girls :)

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  8. Such cute crafts, I love the writing activity too. I love to watch them sound out words phonetically and see them transfer onto paper. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  9. They so cute! Now I want a love bug!

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  10. These are too cute! I've pinned this great idea on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. So cute!! It looks like they had a lot of fun making them as well. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Very cute, when I saw this a few days ago I went in search of Large pom poms. We are making ours tomorrow. Unfortunately I was only able to find Large Red pom poms but since it is Valentines day think it will be fine. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. how do you get the pipe cleaners to stay on the top of the pom poms? Just glue? Did you have to use hot glue?

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    1. we used glue-all but since we cut the pipe cleaners & a bit of the wire was exposed I also stuck them in a bit and that helped them stay put. Hot glue would also do the trick though.

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