World’s Best Mom Yarn Bug

Cute bug made from yarn for Mother's Day.

The World’s Best Mom Yarn Bug will remind Mom every day that you really do love and appreciate all the things she does for you. We’ve also supplied you with a variety of signs so that you can adapt this cute little bug for lots of special people in your life.


One pound of wool can make approximately 10 miles of yarn. A single sheep, on average, provides around 5 kg of wool yarn per year, the equivalent of 10+ meters of fabric which can make eight sweaters,four suit and trouser combinations or a cover of a large sofa. Source: Textile Explainer – How Much Wool Does A Sheep Produce

  • Red, White, & Pink Yarn
  • Egg Carton
  • Craft Foam, Stiffened Felt, or Card Stock
  • White Paper
  • Toothpicks
  • 5″ Square of Cardboard
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Dried Flowers (optional)
  1. Start by printing Bug Signs, Bug Feet, Bug Hands. Many inkjet printers will allow you to run stiffened felt. This will work good for the feet and hands. You can also use card stock. If using craft foam, print it on regular paper and staple it onto foam and trim around outlines. Use regular paper for the sign.
  2. Make a pompom by wrapping yarn around 5″ square of cardboard at least 100 times. Mix the yarn colors any way you would like.
  3. Cut a 6″ piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot. Turn cardboard over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.
  4. Cut out one section of the egg carton. Trim so it sits securely upside down. Use tacky glue to glue the egg cup upside down on the feet.
  5. 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 pompom into place. Arrange yarn.
  6. Make eyes out of foam or felt. Use tacky glue to attach eyes and hands.
  7. Fold sign in half and glue around toothpick. Glue to hand.
  8. Add flowers to other hand (optional).
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print in the correct size by using Ctrl +p


0 thoughts on “World’s Best Mom Yarn Bug”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Craft Categories

Join Our Newsletter


Subscribe to our free newsletter to get creative crafts mailed to your inbox.