Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love Bugs

I received my monthly email from The MAILBOX the other day. If you haven't checked out this site stop reading and go now! Any chance I get to obtain their publications I jump. There is free stuff on the site and I get an email once a month with ideas. This month there was an idea for a Love Bug. So the girls and I made some for Brad's office at work.

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You will need: Two colors of paper we used red and pink, paper fastener, scissors, marker, stamps and ink OR stickers, 3-D eyes are optional.

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Have your child stamp the paper for wings while you cut out the body. Bookworm had so much fun using my stamps just like a big girl!

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I used a bowl to trace the body and wings. And a cup for the head.
Have your child write a message (help them if needed) on the body that will peek out under the wings. Put on the eyes, mouth and antennae.

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Cut the wings. I folded them in half and then cut a slightly rounded line next to the fold.

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Attach wings with the paper fastener and your Love Bug is ready to fly into someones heart!

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For younger children cut wings before decorating. Give the child stickers to put on the wings. Gypsy loved using the foamy heart stickers. All the other directions are the same!

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Enjoy!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

1 comment:

  1. i love love love the slippers. you make such cute stuff!!!!

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