How to make Lucy lovebug

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  • Learn how to make a Lucy Lovebug - it's a great activity for kids to do around Valentine's Day and makes a sweet homemade gift for a loved one.

    Lucy lovebug is very sweet and shy and she only comes out on Valentine’s Day. We’ve fallen in love with her pretty heart-patterned wings and furry pink antenna and she’s really easy to make, too.

    Your kids will have great fun creating Lucy lovebug and all they really need to bring her to life is a small paper plate, foam, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. If they’re feeling really creative, they could make a whole family of different-coloured lovebugs to give away to someone they love.

    Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make Lucy lovebug.

    Age group: Kids as young as three can get involved in making Lucy lovebug – they will just need help cutting out the foam shapes for her head, wings and hearts.

    What you will need

    • 1 small, black paper plate
    • 1 red A4 foam sheet
    • 1 black A4 foam sheet
    • 3 red pipe cleaners
    • 1 pink pipe cleaner
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Pencil