Ladybug Girl Craft

Ladybug Girl Craft

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is one of my children’s favorite books. We received this book years ago as part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Which is a program she started here in Tennessee that mails each child under 5 one free book a month. We’ve discovered some truly awesome children’s books this way!

Since I have boys and girls, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy is a great book to read to all of them together, because there’s a fun character for each of them to follow along with.

And since all my kids love dressing up, this book is just so much fun!

I was excited when I saw that my monthly crafting book club was doing Ladybug Girl this month. My kids love this book, and they had so much fun making their own ladybug.

Supplies

Black Construction Paper
Red Construction Paper
White Paper
Scissors
Craft Glue
Pipe Cleaner

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Directions

  1. Cut 2 red circles – I folded my paper in half and cut them together so they’re exactly the same size.
  2. Cut one of these red circles in half.
  3. Cut 1 black circle – about 1/3 the size of the red circles
  4. Cut many tiny black circles of varying sizes
  5. Cut your pipe cleaner into six equal pieces
  6. Cut two eyes – I folded my paper in half and cut them together so they’re the same size.

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  1. Glue the black circle to the top of the red circle.
  2. Glue the two red half circles on top of the head, open them up as little or as much as you want for wings.
  3. Place some glue on the ends of each pipe cleaner piece and insert them between the red circle and the red half circles.
  4. Glue the eyes on the head
  5. Glue black dots on your red ladybug
  6. Let it dry before play with it

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(7) Comments

  • Hil
    23 Feb 2017

    How fun!! I bet that is a lot of fun for kids to put together.

  • Kristi
    29 Jan 2017

    What a fun idea to coordinate a craft with a book. Also love the program you mentioned where every kid under 5 gets a book mailed each month. A great way to start the love of reading.

  • Marysa
    28 Jan 2017

    My kids have some of the Ladybug Girl books. This craft is so cute! And just in time with spring around the corner too.

  • Ashley
    27 Jan 2017

    What a super fun craft idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Audrey McClelland
    27 Jan 2017

    That’s so cute! I have to make this with my daughter. She’s gotten really into crafting time with mommy, lately.

  • Heidi
    27 Jan 2017

    Those ladybugs are adorable! My daughter was looking over my shoulder as I read this, and she said, “Hey! I love that book!” Sounds like you picked a winner!

  • Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    25 Jan 2017

    I love the sparkly pipe cleaners!

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