Valentine Yarn Love Bug
This Valentine Yarn Love Bug is the perfect package topper, place card holder, gift and just fun to have around. Teens and Tweens will love making and collecting all the yarn bug creations. Get them started now.
Red or Pink Yarn
Craft Foam or Felt
Empty Egg Carton or Styrofoam Ball
5" Square of Cardboard
Make a pom pom by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard at least 100 times. Cut a 6" piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot. Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.
Bend a chenille stem in half and push it up through the pompon.
Cut out 1 section of the egg carton. Trim so it sits securely upside down. Cut a large heart (about 4") out of craft foam. Use tacky glue to glue the egg cup upside down in the center of the heart. You can also use a Styrofoam ball. Cover the top and some of the sides of the cup with tacky glue. Separate the strands of the pompon to fit the egg cup up inside. Press pompon into place. Arrange yarn and bend chenille stems if desired.
Cut out two hearts for eyes and one for mouth. Cut out two small circles for pupils. Use tacky glue to secure in place. Give love bug to some one you love for Valentine's Day. Make another one for yourself!
These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.
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