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Adorable Love Bug Craft for Valentine’s Day

Love Valentine’s Day but don’t want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM activities when you make this engineering inspired love bug craft! If your kids love designing and engineering activities for kids, they will love this fun Love Bug craft design challenge! The love bug craft is a fun, hands-on way to bring some Valentines STEAM activities to your Valentine’s Day holiday!

Love Valentine's Day but don't want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM when you make this deign a love bug craft challenge!

For this fun Valentine’s Day design challenge, I challenged my kids to make bugs using craft supplies we had lying around the house.

Easy Valentine Love Bug Craft for the Classroom!

Follow along with this easy tutorial to help students create their own unique love bug craft designs using craft supplies you already have lying around the classroom!

How do you make a love bug?

There are a lot of ways to make a love bug, you can make them realistic like real love bugs, or make them as abstract and cutesy as you like! But to retain the elements of “bugness,” the love bug craft should have legs, a body, antenna, and wings.

What you’ll need to make a love bug paper craft:

Here are the ingredients that will be useful in making a valentine love bug craft from cupcake liners.

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Valentine Classroom Decorations

Add some Valentine’s Day festivities and flair to your classroom with these classroom decorations for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Door Decorating Kit

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Love Letter Garland

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Tissue Paper Classroom Valentine’s Door Decorations

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Valentine’s Day Classroom Window Clings

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Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorating Kit

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Our Class is Sweet Cupcake Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorating Kit

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Our Love for Learning Grows and Grows Classroom Decorations

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A Class Full of Sweethearts Classroom Decorations for Valentine’s Day

More Valentine’s STEM Activities

Here are some more fun Valentine’s Day STEAM activities to try in the classroom this February!

Valentine Science Books and More!

These fun Valentine’s Day Books for kids will teach kids about the science around Valentine’s Day, the history of the holiday, and a whole lot more!

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The Calendar Kids Meet February Book

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Valentines Day Math Workbook

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In My Heart a Book of Feelings

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I Love You Around the World Valentine Coloring Book

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Valentine Activity Book

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Candy Bites the Science of Sweets

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Holidays Around the World

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Book

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Hear Your Heart Science Book

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Cardiology for Kids Book

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Valentine’s Day Riddle Book

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Build Valentine’s Day Fun with LEGO

How to Make a Valentines Love Bug Craft

To set up this Valentine love bug craft, I laid out a bunch of our random craft supplies for the girls to use.

You can use any bugs to inspire the design for your love bug craft ideas. Since the goal was to make bugs, I had to include googly eyes.

I also added pom poms, cupcake liners, chenille stems, heart confetti, and plastic jewels.

The pom pom love bug craft made everything sparkly and fun for my kids and on-theme for Valentine’s Day. When done, you can even turn this DIY love bug into a love bug card craft or love bug handprint craft.

Love Valentine's Day but don't want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM when you make this deign a love bug craft challenge!

I told the girls they were making bugs as their love bug craft, but didn’t give them any other directions for their love bug valentine craft.

Love Valentine's Day but don't want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM when you make this deign a love bug craft challenge!

Monkey decided to make a realistic butterfly love bug craft, but it was still an easy love bug craft.

She used a chenille stem for the butterfly’s body, glued two cupcake liners to the stem for wings, used two more chenille stems for the antenna, and glued googly eyes to the front of the bug.

Teaching Resources for Valentine’s Day

Here are some fun STEM teaching resources for Valentine’s Day that you can use in the classroom.

Browse the entire category of Valentine’s Day classroom supplies here or grab some of my Valentine’s Day favorites from the list below.

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Love Bot Science Bots

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Pumping Heart Model

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Candy Chemistry Science Lab

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Yumology Candy Science Kit

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Glowing Candy Lab Science Kit

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Exploding Candy Lab Science Kit

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Chemistreats Classroom Candy Science Kits

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Lollipop Lab Candy Science Kit

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Candy Vending Machine

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Candy Perfume Science Lab

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LEGO Roses

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Plasma Heart

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Cross Section Heart Model

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LEGO Flower Bouquet

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LEGO Valentine Heart Bear

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Valentine Building Block Bears

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Valentine Bear Building Kit

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Clockwork Heart Building Kit

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LEGO Friends Flower and Chocolate Kit

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LEGO Pop up Valentine Card with Swans

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LEGO Love Bird Building Set

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Building Brick Candy Shop

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LEGO Valentine Wreath

She decorated her wings with jewels. 

Love Valentine's Day but don't want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM when you make this deign a love bug craft challenge!

Bo decided to go another direction. Her love bug is based less in reality, but it also looks cute.

Classroom Valentines from Teachers to Kids

Your students will love any of these creative classroom valentines for kids from their teacher!

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Army Men Printable Valentines for Kids

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STEM valentines celebrate the science side of Valentine's Day! These printable STEM valentines are the perfect class valentine for scence-loving kiddos.

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Printable Punny Chemistry Valentines for Kids

Love Valentine's Day? You'll love these adorable printable heart non-candy LEGO valentines perfect for classroom parties or just for fun!

Printable LEGO Valentines for Aspiring Engineers!

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Fidget Transformers

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Invisible Ink Classroom Valentines

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Parachute Classroom Valentines

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Classroom Fuse Bead Valentines

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Maze Classroom Valentines

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Animal Building Classroom Valentines

She used a large pom pom as a body, a heart jewel as feet, and chenille stems as antenna. 

She folded a cupcake liner in half layering a big and mini cupcake liner and glued those to the back for wings.

She decorated with heart confetti. Googly eyes completed the bug.

Love Valentine's Day but don't want to give up on learning? Combine elements of the holiday and STEM when you make this deign a love bug craft challenge!

I let my girls use my low-temperature hot glue gun rather than regular glue for this because hot glue dries so much faster.

They were getting frustrated with their designs when they tried it with regular glue.

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But if you are afraid kids might burn themselves on a hot glue gun, you can also use regular glue. Tacky glue will dry faster and stick better than other kinds of glue.

Classroom-Friendly Valentine Shirts

I love wearing fun Valentine-themed shirts in the classroom during February. Here are a few of my favorite Valentine Shirts for Teachers.

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Be Kind Valentine Teacher Shirt

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I Love You Sign Language Teacher Shirt

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Kindness Teacher Valentines Day Shirt

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Wood Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day

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Teaching Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Teacher Shirt

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My Class is Full of Sweethearts Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Tie Dye Heart Shirt for Teachers

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Love All Day Every Day Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Painted Heart Valentine’s Day Shirt for Teachers

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Heart Fractions Math Teacher Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Penguin Heart Teacher Earrings

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Valentine Alphabet Teacher Shirt

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Heart Envelope Valentine Earrings

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All We Need is Love Globe Shirt

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Teaching Valentine Conversation Hearts Shirt for Valentine’s Day

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This Teacher Loves Her Students Valentine’s Day Shirt

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Wearing a fun shirt, decorating the classroom with red and pink decorations, and doing other fun Valentine’s Day activities will make Valentine’s Day about more than just cardboard Valentines and candy.

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