Even though I’m not the biggest fan of bugs, I adore little ladybugs. They’re so dainty and delicate that I almost don’t even consider them bugs. They’re more like debutantes that just happen to have wings and more than two legs.
Since we’ve been busy making coffee filter crafts for kids over the past few weeks (and because I’m still no closer to using up my 350 coffee filters), I thought we’d make a fun and simple coffee filter ladybug craft! This is a fabulous crafting project for young kids or big groups of children, especially if you need something that doesn’t require a lot of supplies.
This would be a fun addition to a bug unit or a spring unit study. And if you want more fun bug learning ideas, check out this list of kids’ activities about insects! And be sure to try our Ladybug Fraction activity while you’re at it!
Coffee Filter Craft for Kids: Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft
To make this coffee filter ladybug craft, you’ll need the following craft supplies: (Affiliate links are provided here for your convenience. For more, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- One white basket-style coffee filter
- Construction paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
Before you get started, remember to flatten out the coffee filter. A simple way to do it is to lay it on a table and rest a book on top for an hour or so.
Use a black crayon to draw a line down the center of the coffee filter. Then draw a large circle in each quarter of the filter.
Color the filter red, making sure to leave the insides of the circles white.
Go back and color the circles black. I didn’t color the entire filter red, because sometimes trying to add black over another color doesn’t work out too well. But if your kids do it that way, no biggie. 🙂
Then glue the filter onto a piece of construction paper. Make sure that you leave enough space at one end to add the ladybug’s head.
Use a black pencil or a crayon to draw a semi-circle at one end of the filter. (This will be the ladybug’s head.) Sketch four legs around the “shell” and color them in. I realize that ladybugs have more than four legs, but this is a kids’ craft, so we’re keeping it simple. 🙂
All you have to do now is grab a pair of scissors and cut around the filter, leaving the head and legs attached.
And, of course, our ladybug wouldn’t be a “lady”, unless she had quite dainty painted eyes with long eyelashes!
She’s all dressed up and ready to go out!
This was such a simple craft that you can easily make it with the kids in a few minutes. Perfect for reinforcing scissor skills, coloring, and pasting!
Be sure to check out more easy crafting ideas for the kids!
Get more fun (and easy) craft ideas on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!