Simple Cardboard Ladybug Craft
I totally adore Ladybugs, I think it must be their little spots;) After making our little paper plate ladybugs, and I couldn’t resist sharing another simple ladybug craft. These little cardboard cuties are easy to make and go right along with the other recycled crafts we have been sharing.
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Scissors ~ cardboard can be tough to cut, so you may have to help little ones.
- White Glue
- Red and Black Paint
You could easily use a paper plate, but I love the texture that the cardboard creates. We distressed our little ladybugs using the same process as our Cardboard Apple Trees.
Painting is always my kids favorite step.
Tip for painting small pieces:
Use a circle of tape to secure the cardboard pieces to the table. This will keep them from wiggling around as the kids paint them.
The kids had fun assembling their little cardboard ladybugs. I have to say they look pretty adorable. I love the texture of the cardboard that peeks through.
Cardboard is such a versatile medium. However, my favorite part is that it is free:) Have you tried making your own cardboard stamp or a fun paint filled maze? I challenge you to look at the next box that comes in your door in a new way. See what you can create! You might surprise yourself.