Bumpy Love Bugs

Bumpy Love Bugs craft

Fall in love with Crayola Model Magic! Make a LOVE-ly little creature to give as a Valentine gift or to enjoy with a favorite Valentine friend!

  • 1.

    Crumple 2 pieces of aluminum foil into 2 balls, each about the size of an egg.

  • 2.

    Roll a thin slab of red Model Magic using a Crayola Marker as the marker rolling pin.

  • 3.

    Holding the two foil balls together, wrap the Model Magic around the foil balls. Form the Bumpy Love Bug’s heart-shaped body with your fingers by pinching one end and forming the round heart parts around the foil balls.

  • 4.

    Roll a thick slab of red Model Magic using a rolling pin.

  • 5.

    Add red bumps all over the Bumpy Love Bug’s body.

  • 6.

    To make each eye roll 3 balls: one large white one, one medium-sized black one, and a very tiny white one. Press them in place on the front of the bug, the largest one first, followed by the medium-sized ball, and ending with the very tiny white one. Noti

  • 7.

    To make a heart nose, roll a red ball. Pinch one end of the ball to form the bottom of the heart. Snip the other side of the ball with blunt-tipped scissors and round out each part. Press the heart nose between the eyes.

  • 8.

    The smiling mouth is made by blending a bit of red and white Model Magic together to make pink, then rolling it into a thin rope. Curve the rope into a smile and press in place on the Bumpy Love Bug’s face. Add a small pink ball onto each end of the smile.

  • 9.

    The antennae is made using small balls of Model Magic stacked on top of each other. Make a small red heart for the top of each antennae in the same way you made the red heart nose.

  • 10.

    Make the wings by marbling red and white Model Magic together. Roll it flat and cut a heart shape from the piece using blunt-tipped scissor. Next fold the center of the heart to form 2 wings. Tuck the wings between two balls of model bagic on the back of your Bumpy Love Bug.

  • 11.

    One tip: While your Bumpy Love Bug dries, you can use boxes or plastic containers to prop up the antennae and wings so they stay up the way you want them!