Springtime Yarn Bug

Make this fun and funky yarn bug in your favorite color

The bugs come alive in the spring and we’re bringing you the cutest Springtime Yarn Bug you’ll ever want to see. This is just one of the many yarn bugs you will find on our site.


Did you know that one ladybug eats more than 5,000 insects in its lifetime? Source: National Geographic – 25 cool facts about bugs

  • Aqua Yarn (or any color you like)
  • Two White Pompoms
  • Two 1/2″ Pink Pompoms
  • Pink, Yellow, Black and Orange Foam Scrap
  • Three Green Pipe Cleaners
  • 2-1/2″ Styrofoam Balls
  • 5″ Square of Cardboard
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  1. Make a pompon by wrapping yarn around floppy disk (or heavy cardboard) as least 100 times.
  2.  Cut a 6″ piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot.
  3.  Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.
  4.  Ask on adult to slice off the bottom of the Styrofoam ball so it stands on end.
  5.  Cover the top and sides of the ball with tacky glue
  6. .Separate the strands of the pompom to fit the Styrofoam egg up inside. Press pompom into place. Arrange yarn.
  7.  Cut pipe cleaners in half. Poke through yarn and into Styrofoam ball. Bend four for legs.
  8. Gently curl the two for antennae.
  9.  Glue two white pompoms for eyes, and two pink pompoms for antennae tips.
  10.  Punch holes out of craft foam and glue on all around bug.
  11. Glue two black holes on pompom for pupils on the eyes.


One thought on “Springtime Yarn Bug”

  1. Colleen says:

    Very cute.

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