How to Create a Simple Ladybug Craft

Over the past several months we have been teaching my daughter the alphabet.  She loves to look at her little alphabet books and cards.  I was looking for a simple craft that she and I could do Playful ladybugtogether and decided we could create a cute little ladybug.  After all, L is for Ladybug!  It is her go-to word when I ask her what “L” is for!

Whenever I get the chance I try to incorporate learning opportunities during our activities.  So today we talked about shapes, colours and practiced counting.  Kaliya counted the circles, wings, eyes, and legs.  We also worked on shape recognition and identified that we had circles and rectangles.  Lastly, Kaliya pointed out that we were using the colours red and black. 

Here is what you will need to create this cute little ladybug:

Materials:

  • Glue stick
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Black Paint
  • Googley eyes

Getting Started:

To begin simply cut out the shapes.  If your child is old enough to do this on her own, great!

You will need:

  • 1 large black circle (body)
  • 1 small black circle (head)
  • 1 large red circle, cut in half (wings)
  • 6 black rectangles (legs)
  • Optional: little black circles (spots for ladybug)
  • For your convenience I created a template with the shapes necessary for creating this simple ladybug craft. Ladybug Cutout Template

 

Putting It All Together

Begin by making the dots on the ladybug’s wings.  To make the dots with paint, your child can either use her finger or the back of a paint brush.  Kaliya used the back of a paint brush… she is not one for getting messy.  She doesn’t like having “yucky” hands!

Ladybug dots

Next, while we wait for the paint to dry assemble the rest of the ladybug. Fold the long rectangles like an accordion to create wiggly legs. Then glue each one on the back of the large black circle.

Ladybug legs

Next, we give our little bug a head.  Glue the small black circle on the back of the larger one.  

Ladybug legs and head

 

Once the paint is dry, it is time to glue the wings on the body. We will be gluing them at a slight angle to make it look like the ladybug is about to fly. Glue on the first wing. Now take the second wing and glue it to the body while slightly overlapping over the first wing.  Finally, glue the googley eyes on the head.

finished ladybug

And voilá, you’ve got a cute little ladybug!

If you created this ladybug craft please take a picture and tag me on Instagram at thelittlemomaid.  I would love to see what you and your littles create!  Oh, and don’t forget to share!!

 

 

 

 

Looking for more crafts to do with the kids? 

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