January 12, 2012

Warm Fuzzy Valentine Luv Bugs~
A cute & easy Valentine idea

I love to put together Valentines with a little something special for the recipient to keep as a token of the holiday.  So last year, my girls and I made these sweet little "Luv Bugs".  

If you were in a child in the 70s' these googly-eyed pompom critters with big feet might evoke some nostalgia.  Back then we called them Weepuls and Warm Fuzzies.  They  have the same charming effect on kids today as they did back them.

This year, we found our critters at Michael's crafts  in a bag of 18 for just $2.99.

The Valentines are simple to put together.  You can download the tags for free HERE:

Print on cardstock or photo paper, then cut out.  Use large glue dots to affix the Luv Bugs to the tags.  That way, you don't use up the adhesive on the feet (they're stickers) and the kids can put them on their shoulders later!

Your child can sign the back of the tag.

And there you have it!  Adorable little Luv Bugs!


  1. so cute...i remember making tons of these...i am certain every pencil i used from 2nd to 4th grade had one on it! such a great idea.

  2. very cute


  3. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVED these as a kids...and I'm loving them now. Adorable :D

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jan. 13, 2012. Thanks again.

  5. Absolutely adorable! They do remind me of the 70's! Do you remember making your own pompoms out of yarn back then? I used to love doing that. I must have made hundreds.

  6. cute and adorable.. I love them!
    Thanks so linking up at craftionary

  7. These are wonderful thanks for sharing my friend. So lovely to catch up again. Hope you have a great day.

    Always Wendy

  8. These are so adorable Jenn! Thanks for sharing at this week's Open House.

  9. Just wondering...what are they called at Michael's? Luv Bugs? I am totally doing this for the girls in my son's class! I hope they aren't on sale so I can use my coupon! :)

  10. Sorry, I don't know why I am coming up as Unknown, but my name is Jennifer. Thanks for your answer when you get the chance!

  11. Hi Jennifer, I found them on a display full of Valentine craft items. They are from the brand "Creatology" and are called "Pom-pom" Critters.

    Have fun!


  12. Sooo cute Jenn! Ohhh how I remember these critters! So happy to see them "back" in style. ;)
    thank you for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
    ps catching you this week

  13. These are adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

  14. Those are just about the cutest thing ever! What a great idea. I wish I could convince my 10-year-old son to make them for his class but he will only tell me they are for girls. Ugh!!

    Visiting from Gail's party. We were both "caught" by her this week ;)

    Have a great weekend.


  15. I featured your Luv Bugs today! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-love-bugs.html

  16. Sweet!

    #12 Lisa's Linky

  17. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  18. adorable !... je cherche des freebies sur le Net pour les partager, pour l'instant sur Pinterest (où j'ai déjà plus de 12000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l'ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser ce joli imprimable !... merci pour le partage, Is... (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c'est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )


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