Do you have a little ladybug lover in your house? If so, I have the perfect craft for all little ladybug lovers today! This simple paper plate ladybug craft if perfect for even the tiniest crafters! Once finished, it makes a fun door decoration for your child’s bedroom door. This paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers is bright, colorful and brings on the feeling of Spring. This fun ladybug craft would go great with the any ladybug books you happen to be reading such as “The Grouchy Ladybug” or “Ladybug Girl”.
This Paper Plate Ladybug Craft For Preschoolers Makes A Great Door Decoration
As we enjoy making this ladybug craft, it’s interesting to note that ladybugs also have a symbolic meaning. Discover what it means when you find ladybugs in your house here.
Paper Plate Ladybug Supplies Needed:
- Red and Black Paper Plates
- White Paper
- Glue or Tape
Directions For How To Make A Paper Plate Ladybug Craft:
Gather your supplies and head to a flat working space. My kids and I actually love to spread out on the kitchen floor to do most of our crafts! Start with a black paper plate. Take your scissors (adults will want to do this part!) and cut out a head for your ladybug, antenna’s, and 2 eyes. For the eyes, cut out smaller black circles and a little larger white circles using one of your white sheets of paper. Once all of theses parts are cut out (I drew my circles before cutting them out but feel free to free hand them if you would prefer), start taping or gluing them on! Your child can definitely jump in and help on this part of the craft!
Once those parts are taped on, you will next want to grab another red plate for the wings. Cut a triangle out of the bottom part of your red plate. Take a second black plate and cut out a pie shaped piece to go under that space in your red wing plate like the picture below…
Place tape on the back side of your red wing plate and lay over the black pie shaped piece. Next, cut out a few black circle to be the spots on your ladybug. Once those are cut out, let your child tape those on thereby completing the paper plate ladybug craft. Finally, head to your child’s room and either tape or hang their finished ladybug up on their door.
Do you think your child would like making this craft? We love bugs at our house so this was the perfect craft for my daughter and I to do together! This paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers is a great opportunity to talk about ladybugs and why they are good for our plants. It is also a great chance for kids to use their counting skills as they place the dots.
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