Love Bugs

From CRAYOLA

 

Create a cute Love Bug with a big heart. It makes a great gift or a darling Valentine’s Day decoration.

YOU’LL NEED

CRAYOLA Construction Paper

CRAYOLA Markers

CRAYOLA Glitter Glue

CRAYOLA Colored Pencils

CRAYOLA Scissors

CRAYOLA No-Run School Glue

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Find pictures of bugs or read a book about insects. Then use your imagination to create your own unique Love Bug.

2.Draw a large heart on red paper with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils and cut it out with CRAYOLA Scissors. Decorate the heart with Crayola Gel Markers. Write loving messages if you like.

3.On dark construction paper draw a big bug with the head and body attached, but the legs separate. Decorate the bug parts with CRAYOLA Gel Markers and Glitter Glue. Let dry.

4.Cut out a small strip of construction paper, about 1 inch by 3 inches. Fold the strip accordion-style, so it looks like three mountains with valleys between them. (There should be 5 folds.) Press down on the folds to crease them. This will be a spring that

5.Cut out the bug and its legs. Glue one of the spring’s end flaps to the center of the bug’s body. Glue the heart onto the other end flap, so the spring stands on end between the bug’s body and the heart.

6.Before attaching the legs, fold them in half. Glue one end of each leg to the bug and the other end to the heart, so it looks like the bug is holding onto the heart. Dry. The hugging heart will bounce once the bug is put together and the glue dries.

 

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