I can’t count the number of times I have made this doily bug craft but it wasn’t until I saw this post over at Just 4 Fun that I got my tush in gear and made it! Sandy does a whole bunch of awesome activities, if you haven’t seen her blog you need to pop over there! I got the package of doilies at the dollar store and the watercolor was perfect for the fragile paper.
- Gather your materials. To make this doily bug craft, you will need 2 doily hearts, some red and pink construction paper glue, watercolors, a paintbrush, a small dish for water, googly eyes and a pipe cleaner.
- Start by painting the doilies with watercolors. This was the first time my son had used them and after teaching him a quick chant of “Water, Color, Paper!” it was smooth sailing.
- While they are painting, cut out a butterfly body from the red paper.
- Cut out a small heart from the pink paper for a mouth.
- Glue the doilies together at the point end.
- Add glue on top
- Add your butterfly body.
- Glue on the mouth.
- Add the glue for the eyes, and glue them on
- Poke two holes in the top and feed your pipe cleaner through. Tape on the back for extra stability. Curl the ends.
“Will You Still Love Me?” by Jean-Baptiste Baronian is a sweet little book about Polo the polar bear , and his anxiety about his parent;s love for him when they seem busy with something else. Turns out that mama is about to have a baby ! This is a good book to reinforce the depths of parent’s love and how even with the addition of a new baby , parent’s love doesn’t get split in half! My son loved all the artic animals in the book.
“Did I Tell You I Love You Today?” by Deloris Jordan is a very practical yet heartwarming look at all the ways parents show love to their children everyday, from feeding them healthy food to praying after they go to bed. My son loved all the big boy things in the book like, the school bus, basketball and the playground. I teared up reading the book, but I cry at American Idol so that may not be indicative of anything!
“I Love You With All My Heart!” by Noris Kern is the precursor to “Will you Still Love Me” the author is the illustrator in the other book. The characters are the same and the story is equally as sweet. It’s a slow but calming story about Polo’s quest to understand what mama bear means when she says she loves him with all her heart!
I love the doily wings! Very pretty!
I’m headed upstairs now to do that with our cute pink dollar store heart shaped doilies. Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to add pipe cleaner antennae!
Kris :) says
Depending on your child’s foot size, the body could be your child’s foot traced on the red paper and cut out!
Aww, that’s so sweet! I love doily projects. I’ll be linking.
So cute! I have some doilies and my daughter would love to make one of these!
Those are too cute! I love the tiny heart mouth!
We did these today – less the painting because my doilies were pretty delicate! Everyone loved them, even the 14 month olds added the mouths!
Thanks as always!
Oh this gave me an idea. I don’t have the doilies, but I can do the same thing with felt sheets. That would be a perfect valentine’s magnet, just like you did with the thanksgiving turkey.
Doilies are pretty delicate – although I find the cheaper the doily the thicker it is , no clue why?
Ohh felt would be so cool !
We did this over the weekend, and it was very fun. We made them two days in a row. My doilies seem to be made of layers–I don’t recommend spltiing them to try to get more out of the $1.50 they cost. Oops!
Thanks for the great inspiration!
KIWI Magazine says
Make a ladybug to go with your Valentine’s Day butterfly with an eco craft from KIWI Magazine!