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Golf Ball Love Bugs

Turn old golf balls into love bugs for Valentine's Day with this easy kids' craft.
Prep Time20 mins


  • Golf Balls
  • Acrylic Paint pink and white
  • Paint Brush
  • Black Sharpie
  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  • Small Hearts or Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue


  • Optional: Lightly sand the golf balls first to help the paint adhere. This is not required, but might be helpful.
  • Paint golf balls pink. It's easiest to hold the golf ball in one hand and paint one half of it with the other hand, then let it dry before painting the bottom half. We used a hair dryer on low to dry the paint quickly. It may take 2-3 coats of paint to completely cover the golf balls. I found an egg carton made a great drying rack.
    Two golf balls painted pink drying on top of an egg carton
  • Use a black Sharpie to draw an oval on the front of the golf ball for a face.
    Hand drawing black circle on a pink golf ball
  • Also draw a line across the top of the ball and add dots using the Sharpie. Use the end of a skewer or paintbrush (or the tip of a pencil) to make dots of white paint for eyes.
    Golf ball painted pink with face drawn in black sharpie and black line and dots on the top
  • Use hot glue to attach pipe cleaners for antennae. Glue felt hearts or pom poms at the end of the antennae.
    Love bug craft made from golf balls