Valentines Candy Love Bugs

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with kids and get creative with some fun crafts. It’s a festive way to spread love and express affection. You can make cute cards, paper flowers, heart garlands, or even a special box to collect all the love notes from friends and family. It’s important to have all the materials ready such as construction paper, glue, glitter, and markers. Let the kids get involved by allowing them to decorate and personalize their crafts. The process of making the craft and giving it to someone they love can help instill important values such as generosity and kindness. Valentine’s Day crafting is a fun and memorable activity for both kids and adults. This is an easy fun craft to start the Valentine’s season!

Love Bugs


  • 6 Wood Clothespins

  • 6 Mini Pkgs M&M’s

  • 3 Red/White Pipe Cleaners

  • Googly Eyes

  • Glue Stick

  • Glitter


  • Put glue all over the top of each clothespin, leaving just about a ¼ inch at the top plain.

  • Sprinkle glitter all over the glue, and stick 2 googly eyes on the plain part at the top of each clothespin.
  • Cut the pipe cleaners in half, and fold each one around each pack of candy, pulling tightly, so that the candy is kind of squished together a little bit. Leave the ends of the pipe cleaners open at the top.
  • Slide a clothespin onto the middle of each package of candy where the pipe cleaner is cinching it together.
  • Now twist the open ends of the pipe cleaners to look like little antennas on each one.

A special thanks to our friends at ‘My Home Based Life’ for this easy and fun craft!