Yarn Love Bug


The project should easily be accomplished by ages 4 and up with help from a parent or guardian.


30 min - 1 hour

This week with ARTmobile@home, prepare for the season of love by making your very own love bugs. Give this cute Love Bug as a Valentine's Day gift or keep it for yourself!


Children will learn control and develop fine motor skills wrapping yarn while using creativity to decorating a Love Bug unique to them. 

Art Materials Needed
Art Materials Needed
  • Small paper cup
  • Yarn
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Paper scraps / jewels / ribbon
Project Instructions

  1. Start by wrapping a yarn of your choice around a 2" x 4" piece of cardboard lengthwise. Wrap the yarn around 60 - 90 times depending on the thickness of your yarn.
  2. When done wrapping, trim the yarn. Clip off another small piece of yarn and tie it around all the yarn on one side.
  3. Flip the yarn so the knot is on the bottom and cut through all strands on the opposite side.
  4. Next, place a glob of hot glue onto a small paper cup and secure the yarn where the knot is. Spread out the yarn with your fingers so it covers the entire cup.
  5. Begin decorating your Love Bug by slipping a pipe cleaner through the knot to create antennas.
  6. Finally, choose a pair of google eyes to add and secure with hot glue.