An easy ladybug craft for toddlers and preschoolers
We are looking forward to spending hours in our back yard hunting for bugs. To help hurry along spring, we made these adorable paper plate ladybugs. There is something about ladybugs that just make me smile.
We always have a stash of paper plates in our art cupboard since they are the perfect base for so many easy kids crafts. Our Shredded Paper Snowman is one of our old favorites. It’s a super easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers to create.
Paper Ladybug Supplies:
- Paper Plate cut in half
- Small circle for the ladybug face
- Red and black paint
- Googly Eyes
- Black yarn
- Black pony beads ~ Craft Project Ideas makes beads in so many different colors!
- Glue and tape
- Regular paint brush and a circle sponge brush
The kids painted the body of the lady bug red and the circle face black.
The kids helped cut black yarn for legs. No measuring needed. Our legs are extra long and vary in size, but that what makes these little guys so adorable. The kids taped the yarn legs to the back side of their paper plate ladybug.
With a little help they strung and tied the pony bead feet.
As we eagerly await the arrival of spring, these little ladybugs brighten our walls.
This super simple ladybug craft is one of my favorites. I love their extra long legs. The kids loved “flying” their ladybugs around the house, giggling as the legs float through the air.