Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Preschoolers – Popsicle Stick Lovebug
Looking for easy valentine’s day crafts for preschoolers? It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and this adorable Popsicle Stick Lovebug is the perfect way to get started. Whether you’re a parent with young children at home or the grandchildren come over to visit or you’re a teacher looking for the perfect project that can be done either virtually or in the classroom, our Popsicle Stick Lovebug is the perfect answer when it comes to quick and easy Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers. Our Lovebug allows for creativity and personalization plus it enhances those necessary small motor skills that are so important for the development of young children of this age. Lovebugs are an adorable craft and gift idea that preschoolers, kindergarten students, elementary-aged kids, tweens, and teens can make for friends, teachers, and classmates for Valentine’s Day and are sure to make you smile for years to come. The best part is that with an easy change of color, you can recreate them for other holidays. Use green paint and add some shamrocks and you’ve got St. Patrick’s Day Lovebugs. For Halloween, switch to orange and black paint with pumpkins and you have a spooktacular craft. The possibilities are endless and we all know that young children love to create, discover, and explore and who knows what other easy Valentine’s Day crafts that your preschooler with come up with.
Popsicle Stick Love Bug
Regular size popsicle sticks
Small popsicle sticks
Light pink paint & paintbrush
Dark pink paint pen or marker
Craft pom poms
Evenly line up 7 regular size popsicle sticks
Using a hot glue gun, run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick & press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 sticks – repeat this step on the other end as well
Flip the newly made board over and coat with an even layer of light pink paint, let dry
Glue the eyes in place
Use a paint pen or marker to draw on the hairline, heart-shaped nose, and mouth
Use a paint pen or marker to add hearts to the body
For the antennae, cut the pipe cleaner in half and attach from the back of the board – if desired, add craft poms to the end of each
Using the construction paper, cut out 2 heart-shaped pieces for the wings and decorate as desired
Attach the wings with glue from the back of the board
Your Love Bug is now complete!
With just these supplies, there are so many things that children can create. After you finish your Popsicle Stick Lovebug, let the kids decide what to make next. You’ll be amazing at just where their imagination and creativity take them. What are your favorite easy Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers?