DIY Love Bug Finger Puppets

love bug finger puppets

I was looking for a fun craft I could make with my boys to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  We had bought a fun craft pack at the dollar store that included pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.  I instantly thought that finger puppets would be fun.  While it ended up being too challenging a craft to make with my almost 4 year olds, they loved the finished product!

Love Bugs


Supplies for Love Bug Finger Puppets:

  • coloured pom poms of various sizes
  • pipe cleaners
  • small googly eyes
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors that can cut pipe cleaners


Wrap pipe cleaner around your finger until tightly wound around your finger.  Cross excess pipe cleaner over so that the wound pipe cleaner does not unravel.  (do this a second time to make a thicker puppet like the example on the right with the pink body).

Hot glue a pom pom on for the head, then glue on googly eyes.

Attach either pom poms or cut and shaped pipe cleaner on the head.

Cut and shape pipe cleaners into a heart and glue to the back to form it’s wings.

Then, get ready to play!

love bug finger puppets front and back


My favourite part of this project was that it cost only a few cents.  Our craft package from the dollar store cost $1.25 and could have made 25 puppets!  A quick, easy and fun craft.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your love bugs.

love bugs finger puppets


  1. This is adorable, hope its ok if i share with my sunday school class

  2. How cute are those???! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a cute, fun craft!

  4. Soo cute!!!!Finger puppets are awesome.
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  5. Wow those picture above are so cute and i love your site it is very neat and beautiful!

  6. How neat! My children are aged 1-6 and would enjoy these for hours!
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  7. Wow, those are so simple but it looks like the kids are really enjoying them.
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  8. That is such a cute idea! Will be trying this with my daughter.
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  9. Darling! I like that they are very Valentine-y without being about chocolate or sweets!
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  10. Oh my goodness how cute, love their heart wings!
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  11. Chasity Boatman says:

    How fun for kids for Valentine’s Day!

  12. Those are cute and easy too! I love the heart shape on the back. :)

  13. Ah, these are soooo adorable especially the heart at the back! And they seem easy to make too :-)

  14. Awww, those are so cute. My daughter would LOVE them. Might have to make them with her next weekend.

  15. those are insanely cute!

  16. Those are cute! What a great idea!
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