Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft

  • paper plate (red, if available) or white plate + red paint
  • black paint 
  • paint brush(es)
  • google eyes (optional) or white paint or 2 small white paper circles + glue


  • If your paper plate is not red, you will first need to paint it red and let it dry.
  • Paint a curved line about 1/4 of the way up from the edge of the plate and paint that section black. This will be the ladybug's head.
  • Draw a thin black line from the back edge of the plate to the center of the black painted section of the plate (the head).
  • Widen this line gradually from the head section to the back of the plate.
  • Paint some dots on the ladybug.
  • Stick on google eyes or paint 2 white eyes on the head or glue on 2 small white paper circles.

For younger children, you may want them to use a black marker or a black crayon instead of paint.


Read some good books ( fiction or nonfiction) about ladybugs and other insects.

The Grouchy Ladybug       The Very Lazy Ladybug    

  Are You a Ladybug? (Backyard Books)      A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose)


  1. A easy & fun ladybug craft. Those books are great too - we used them in our ladybug mini unit. We made a ladybug paper plate clock to go with the Grouchy Ladybug!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you for next week's linky!


  2. Great idea and tutorial for kids! i love it, thanks for sharing.



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