Do your kids like ladybugs? Mine have a love/hate relationship with them.
Years ago, our oldest daughter was playing in the backyard when a ladybug flew onto her shirt. Her blood-curdling scream was loud enough to be heard in the next county. I’m almost sure of it.
I tried to calm her down and show her how cute the ladybug was, but no dice. It took a while before she started appreciating how pretty ladybugs are.
My boys did okay with them. They weren’t too interested.
Our youngest daughter, though, loves them. She wants to pick them up every time she sees one.
Which is why I knew she’d love this easy paper ladybug craft! Finally, a ladybug that won’t run away when she tries to hold it.
This easy ladybug craft is a perfect summer art project for little ones!
Read on to get the full instructions and the template for your kids. Be sure to check our our easy Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft and our Ladybug Math Activity Set too!
Easy Paper Ladybug Craft for Kids
To make this easy paper ladybug craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue stick
- Wiggly eyes
- A copy of our printable paper ladybug craft template
Start by printing the ladybug paper craft template. There are two versions: One with color and one without.
Use scissors to cut out each piece carefully.
Place the red partial circle on top of the large black circle so that a triangle of black shows. Glue the red piece on top.
Glue the black dots around the edge of the red paper. These are the ladybug’s “spots”.
Place the smaller black circle under the red and black circles. (These should be glued together.)
Be sure that a little over half of the smaller black circle is visible from the top. This will be the ladybug’s head. Secure with glue.
Place the six “legs” evenly around the red circle. There should be three on each side. Secure with glue.
Place two wiggly eyes on the smaller black circle.
And we’re done!
Make an entire family of insects with this simple paper ladybug craft!
Want to try other easy animal crafts? Take a look at these kid-friendly projects!
And get more ideas for crafting with kids on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!
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