Ladybug Paper Plate Craft

An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

Spring break is here for us and we are in yet another lockdown, which means we are getting pretty creative with getting the kids off their screens.’

Crafting is a fun and easy way to keep creativity, and fine-motor skills going while we are all stuck at home.

An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

Like most kids, my kids love to hunt for bugs in the spring and summer months.

Ladybugs and grasshoppers are usually their prime targets. Our yard is usually full of them.

With this adorable Ladybug craft I was able to tie together outside time, reading, and crafting. Perfect!

An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

I love to pair crafts with children’s books. It’s a great way to get kids engaged with both the craft and with reading.

After reading “Are you a Ladybug” by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries, my kids and I made a simple paper plate ladybug.

An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

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An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

How to Make a Paper Plate Ladybug

Supplies:

Large paper plate
Red and black craft paint
Paint brushes
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Black pipe cleaner cut in half
Black permanent marker

Directions:

Flip the paper plate over and place it face down.

Paint the plate red.

Set aside to dry.

Using the black paint, paint a small half circle on one side of the paper plate.

Paint a black line coming down from the middle of the half circle.

Paint black dots on each side of the ladybug. Set aside and allow time to dry.

Use the hot glue gun to glue the googly eyes on the black half circle.

Place a thin strip of hot glue on the back side near the face of the ladybug on both sides. You can mark the correct spot if needed with a black permanent marker.

Place a pipe cleaner half on each side for the antenna.

Bend the antenna back over the ladybugs face/head and curl the tips with your finger!

Display!

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft
Yield: 1 Ladybug

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Materials

  • Large paper plate
  • Red and black craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Black pipe cleaner cut in half
  • Black permanent marker

Instructions

    Flip the paper plate over and place it face down.

Paint the plate red. Set aside to dry.

Using the black paint, paint a small half circle on one side of the paper plate.

Paint a black line coming down from the middle of the half circle.

Paint black dots on each side of the ladybug.

Set aside and allow time to dry.

Use the hot glue gun to glue the googly eyes on the black half circle.

Place a thin strip of hot glue on the back side near the face of the ladybug on both sides.

You can mark the correct spot if needed with a black permanent marker. Place a pipe cleaner half on each side for the antenna.

Bend the antenna back over the ladybugs face/head and curl the tips with your finger!

Display!

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An easy Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for kids to make this spring. Make it just for fun, or as part of a study on bugs.

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