Googly Eyes: make a love bug magnet in 10 minutes!

My mother always said, “If you don’t know where to start, start with something small!” Today’s project will be simple, small, and very cute. It also includes my all-time favourite supply: googly eyes!

As is typical Vancouver, it is raining very hard. What is not so typical is the severe storm we’re about to get brought on by Typhoon Songda travelling up the coast. We’re expecting major rainfall and some power outages this weekend. The first thing I thought was, “how much canned food do I have in my cupboard?”

That being said, with the sun disappearing and the days getting shorter, what better way to the pass the time than to work on some arts and crafts? Without further ado, allow me to introduce my little lovebug magnet!

googly eyes lookin' at you

Most of the things I work with can be found at the dollar store or something similar. Here’s what we need to get going:

  • School glue
  • Scissors
  • 1 medium pom pom
  • 1 small pom pom
  • 1 twist tie (snip two ends and strip the tinsel bottoms away, so the wire shows through)
  • Small piece of magnet
  • A pair of googly eyes


Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, the fun part begins!

    1. Curl the tops of the two twist tie pieces and insert the wire parts into the small pom pom.
    2. Glue the google eyes on.
    3. Glue the small pom pom to the medium pom pom, so that now you have a head and body.
    4. Glue the magnet to the bottom of the lovebug and voila! You’re finished.

googly eyeslovebug butt

Isn’t it cute?! This couldn’t have been made possible without the help of the ever trustworthy googly eyes. These are easy to find and anything you put googly eyes on instantly become more fun. Check out this article from Buzzfeed, titled “40 Pictures That Prove That Everything Is Better With Googly Eyes“, if you don’t believe me.

Leave me a comment if you gave this a try! See you next time 🙂


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2 thoughts on “Googly Eyes: make a love bug magnet in 10 minutes!

  1. My sister is a substitute teacher in SD79 in some primary classes and I showed her your site to find some crafting ideas commented on this one cause I thought it was the cutest, I think teachers could be a target demographic for your site great work on these by the way!

    1. This is super interesting that you’re the second person to mention teachers as a good target audience!! I didn’t think of that, but it makes so much sense. I am gonna keep aiming to nail that cuteness factor lol Thanks for the visit 🙂

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