Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crafts: Ladybugs

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Our children love creating crafts based upon what they are learning (or have learned), so it was only natural to create several ladybug-themed crafts for them to make this spring.


Depending on whether or not you and your children choose to make one or both ladybugs, you may not need all of these materials.

Steps for Coffee Filter Ladybug

1. Gather all your materials.

2. Color the coffee filter with ladybug appropriate colors. They come in a variety of colors – not just red and black.

There are over 5,000 different types of ladybug species around the world. They can be spotted or stripes or even have no markings at all. Depending on the species they may be red, orange, or yellow. 

3. Place the coffee filters on a tray to spray with water.

4. Spray the coffee filters with water.

5. While waiting for them to dry, trace and cut out the different parts required to make the ladybug. You will need to create a head with antennae and dots for the wings.

6. Attach the parts to the dry coffee filter.


Steps for Paper Bag Ladybug 

1. Gather all your materials.

2. Paint the paper bag black.

3. While waiting for the paper bag to dry, trace and cut out the different parts needed for the ladybug. You will need to create wings, black dots, white dots, and antennae.

4. Once the paper bag is dry, attach the parts to the paper bag to create the ladybug puppet. We attached the antennae with tape first. Next, we glued on the black circles onto the wings and then attached the wings with glue to the paper bag. Finally, we glued on the white circles and then googly eyes.

Do your children want to make more crafts? 

If they had fun making this coffee filter craft, perhaps they would like to make their own shamrock or pumpkin?

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