by Janet Jonus
Get ready for Mother’s Day with this special project designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids – tweens may find it fun too. The Love Bug makes a wonderful present for Moms. Kids love it because they get to put their own picture on their Love Bug.
Supplies to make the Love Bug:
- Empty Toilet Paper Roll
- One piece of construction paper for the wings
- One pipe cleaner for the antenna
- One picture of your child for the face, the face should be approximately 1.5 inches square
- Paints, glitter, sequins , whatever for decorations for the Love Bug and wings
- Glue, standard white
- Optional – glue gun
How to make the Love Bug:
Step One: Paint and decorate the Toilet Paper Tube. This is the body of your Love Bug. Be creative. Use paints, glitter – anything you want. Once you are finished, set it aside to dry.
Step Two: Cut four inches of construction paper off. Set aside the rest for another project. Fold the paper in half. Cut out a heart shape for the wings, leaving a thicker section in the middle. See below.
Step Three: Decorate the wings with paint, sequins, whatever. Set aside to dry.
Step Four: Cut out your picture so all you have is a face, about 1.5 inches square.
Step Five: Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Bend to make antenna.
Assemble your Love Bug:
Step Six: Glue the wings onto the Toilet Paper Roll.
Step Seven: Glue the picture onto the Toilet Paper Roll.
Step Eight: Glue the antenna onto the inside of the Toilet Paper Roll. (We used the glue gun for this.)
Congratulations you have the made your Love Bug!