I am old enough to remember the vintage love bugs from the 1970s, are you? If not, my colorful Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pom Pom Love Bug Craft is the perfect 15 minute craft to celebrate Read Across America Week. This Dr. Seuss inspired pair is ready to create some mischief while your Mother is out.
15 Minute Dr. Seuss Pom Pom Love Bug Craft
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Here's what you need to make Yarn Pom Pom Love Bugs:
- Yarn, Turqua – Red Heart (yes, that's the color name, I checked twice!)
- Pom Pom Maker – Red Heart
- Kunin Classics Felt, Red (9” by 12” Craft Cuts)
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – 856, 452, N15
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Chenille Stems, Metallic Red and Silver – Dollar Tree
- Mini Pom Poms – Metallic Red and White – Dollar Tree
- Heart Template – Fiskars
- Cardstock, White
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or Liquid Craft Glue)
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create Thing 1 and Thing 2 Inspired Love Bugs:
Gather all supplies. Assemble Pom Pom Maker according to directions on the package and make 3” pom poms with turquoise yarn which is the perfect color match. NOTE: I love, love, love this pom pom maker because you can make 2-8 pom poms in just a few minutes!
Tie off tightly and cut pom poms apart. Use scissors to trim the ends and shape the pom poms into spheres.
Trace two 3” heart shapes onto Red Kunin Classics Felt with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker for each love bug. Cut out each heart with scissors, cutting inside the traced line for a clean, finished project. Layer two hearts together and secure with a glue gun and glue sticks to create the critter's feet.
Measure and cut white cardstock into 3/4″ by 4 1/2″ rectangles. Hand letter “Why fit in when you were born to STAND OUT” with the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pens 856 and 452, which are the perfect color match. Cut a triangular notch from the right end of the flag. Outline the flag with Dual Brush Pen N15 in a loose and sketchy style. To finish, attach the quote flag to the felt heart love bug feet with a dot of glue from a glue gun.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Inspired Pom Pom Love Bugs
Bright and colorful Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pom Pom Love Bug Craft are a perfectly mischievous craft to make for Read Across America Week. Get creative and handwrite your favorite quotes from the famous Dr. Seuss books. This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting, cutting, and motor skills. A great craft for Tweens and Teens to create alone or to help the littles. Can you find the Pom Pom Love Bug Craft Thing 1 and Thing 2 in the photo below?
I have teamed up this week with Laura from Laura Kelly's Inklings to share fabulous craft projects and FREE printable files to inspire those kiddos to get reading. Hop over to Laura's blog Dr. Seuss Craft for My Many Colored Days and download FREE Printable files to encourage kids to express their feelings!
For even more Dr. Seuss inspiration check out these posts. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Bookmarks with a FREE Printable. The Easiest Cat in the Hat Craft made with popsicle sticks. DIY Pencil Toppers Thing 1 and Thing 2 made with Dollar Store supplies. All of these fun projects are to celebrate Read Across America Week March 1st through 5th.
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