If you’ve ever been on a nature hunt with children, there’s one thing guaranteed to bring them joy; it’s finding a ladybird going about its business. Ladybirds a adorable little insects who dedicate their lives to eating up all the greenfly and aphids we try so hard to keep off our rose bushes. They’re also pretty fun to make when crafting. Here are 8 brilliant ladybug craft ideas you can do with kids.
This origami Ladybug Corner Bookmark from Red Ted Art is an adorable little craft to make with kids. Littler ones might need some help with the folding but will enjoy decorating it and using it when reading their bedtime stories. The corner bookmark is a great idea and one which could be easily adapted to create any number of bookish creatures and critters.
There’s more Ladybird origami from ET Speaks From Home, who has some very simple step by step instructions to follow and the ladybird looks great tucked into a vase of flowers.
For ladybird crafts around Easter, what about these ladybird painted eggs? I think they look very sweet and they’re really fun for kids to paint too.
The Gingerbread House came up with a great idea to paint rocks as ladybirds and bees and use them for insect naughts and crosses. Painting the rocks is really simple and using them in a game is just so clever.
Another ladybug craft from Red Ted Art is this very cute ladybug paper weaving craft. Paper weaving was always one of my favourite crafts at primary school and I love this cute little bug. She’d be a lovely cheery little critter to make on a rainy day!
Over on Little Hearts Big Love, there are some super-cute paper plate ladybirds. This simple and sweet little craft is prefect for pre-schoolers who are just dotty about these spotty insects.
If you prefer your ladybugs to have a bit of shake, rattle and roll, Play & Learn Everyday have these up-cycled ladybug shakers which just look like so much fun.
Over the summer we painted an old terracotta pot to look like a ladybird. It was a really fun way to brighten up and old pot and it looked great too. Here’s how you can make your own ladybird flower pot.
Everyone loves labybugs don’t they? What’s your favourite ladybug craft?