Are you looking to make a preschool Valentines craft this year? We got you! This love bug craft is the cutest preschool Valentines day craft! Kids of all ages, particularly toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids, are gonna love this preschool Valentines craft. It’s fun, colorful, and full of great colors we think of when we think of Valentine’s day! Make this love bug preschool Valentine’s craft at home or in the classroom.

preschool valentines craft- A Valentine's Day love bug made out of construction paper, paint, and googly eyes.
What an adorable paper love bug craft for Valentine’s Day!

Preschool Valentines Craft

Let’s make an adorable love bug craft with the kids! These super cute love bugs allow kids to mix paint colors, get a little messy, and make an adorable love bug for Valentine’s Day.

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This love bug craft is perfect for kids from preschool aged to early elementary. They will love being able to mix paint colors together, and can use their fingers or a paintbrush. I made this project with 3 and 4-year-olds and they had so much fun.

How to make our Preschool Valentines love bug craft

Using construction paper we will paint our love bug before adding feelers and googly eyes. You could also make these using a paper bag to make a love bug puppet or paper plates! All you need is basic craft supplies!

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preschool valentines craft- You need construction paper, paint, and googly eyes to make a paper love bug craft
Gather paint, construction paper, and googly eyes to make this craft.

Supplies needed to make our Preschool Valentines love bug craft

Instructions for making our Valentines love bug Craft For kids

Step 1

preschool valentines craft- step 1 for making a love bug craft is to paint the white construction paper
Paint your construction paper with colorful Valentine’s Day colors.

Using Valentine’s Day colors and a paintbrush, paint your construction paper. As you can see this doesn’t have to look perfect, just let the kids paint it however looks good to them.

preschool valentines craft- construction paper painted in colorful Valentine's Day colors
Look at all of the fun mix of Valentine’s Day colors painted on construction paper.

As you can see all of our love bugs are going to look completely different giving them each their own personality.

Step 2

preschool valentines craft- step 2 construction paper love bugs with googly eyes
Glue googly eyes onto your painted construction paper.

Using glue, attach googly eyes to your construction paper love bugs.

Step 3

preschool valentines craft- step 3 for love bug craft is to cut out and attach paper feelers to the love bug
Cut out feelers from construction paper and glue them onto your love bug.

Cut out feelers from construction paper to glue to the top of your love bugs.

Craft tip: If you fold the construction paper in half you can cut out a matching pair of feelers.

Our finished Preschool Valentines craft

finished preschool valentines craft- love bugs made out of construction paper and paint
These love bugs are so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

This preschool Valentines craft may not be filled with sweets, but rather, you’re making a super cute love bug that can be used as decorations. And it is fun fine motor skills practice that little hands will love doing. Plus you can use it to make a sweet Valentines picture for mom, grandma, whoever. This easy Valentine craft could easily be turned into Valentine cards.

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Make These Adorable Valentine’s Day Crafts Your Own

And you can make it your own! Turn this into a heart craft by adding stickers, or make these adorable Valentines love bugs more cute by using fingerprints and handprints to make them more colorful and fun. These fun Valentines crafts are your own! Add pipe cleaners as arms, yarn for hair, tissue paper dresses, anything you want to your fun Valentine’s day crafts.

Yield: 2

Construction Paper Love Bugs

A Valentine's Day love bug made out of construction paper, paint, and googly eyes.

Make these adorable love bugs using construction paper, paint, and googly eyes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Construction paper
  • Paint in assorted Valentine's Day colors
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue stick


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Paint your construction paper with assorted Valentine's Day paints. Set it aside to dry.
  2. Add googly eyes to your craft.
  3. Fold over a piece of construction paper and cut out feelers and then glue those into place too.

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