Learn how to make a Lucy Lovebug - it's a great activity for kids to do around Valentine's Day and makes a sweet homemade gift for a loved one.
Lucy lovebug is very sweet and shy and she only comes out on Valentine’s Day. We’ve fallen in love with her pretty heart-patterned wings and furry pink antenna and she’s really easy to make, too.
Your kids will have great fun creating Lucy lovebug and all they really need to bring her to life is a small paper plate, foam, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. If they’re feeling really creative, they could make a whole family of different-coloured lovebugs to give away to someone they love.
Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make Lucy lovebug.
Age group: Kids as young as three can get involved in making Lucy lovebug – they will just need help cutting out the foam shapes for her head, wings and hearts.
What you will need
- 1 small, black paper plate
- 1 red A4 foam sheet
- 1 black A4 foam sheet
- 3 red pipe cleaners
- 1 pink pipe cleaner
Gather together all of the Lucy lovebug craft equipment...
Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you need to make Lucy lovebug.
How to make Lucy lovebug...
- Use the paper plate to draw around and draw a circle on each of the red and black foam sheets, then cut the foam circles out using scissors.
For Lucy lovebug's head and wings...
- Cut out a large almond shape from the black circle for the head.
- Cut the red circle in half for the wings.
Arrange the head and wing shapes on the paper plate. Stick the wings on first with glue, then the head on top.
For Lucy lovebug's antenna...
Take the pink pipe cleaner. Fold it in half, curl around the ends, then stick a pom pom on each end. Turn Lucy the lovebug over and stick the antenna to her head.
For Lucy the lovebug's legs...
Take the three red pipe cleaners and bunch them together. Stick them on the middle of the paper plate, at the back, using glue or a little sticky tape. Bend the legs at the ends.
How to put the finishing touches to Lucy lovebug...
Cut out heart shapes from the leftover black foam, stick them to Lucy's wing, then stick on her googly eyes and Lucy lovebug is ready to give to someone you love.