Paper Plate Ladybug Craft

Paper Plate Lady bug Craft for Kids

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Entertain the little ones with this Spring-themed Paper Plate Lady bug Craft. Cute, easy to make and fits nicely within a bug or mini-best project for at home or school.

Our easy ladybug craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and is simple enough for them to enjoy independently, or perhaps with a sibling.

Why not get them to make a few, and hang them from tree branches in your garden to make a bright and cheery display. You never know, you might even attract some of the real things!

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

How to Make a Paper Plate Ladybug Craft:

What you need:

Paper Plate
White Cardstock
Paint
Scissors
Glue Stick

Download the Ladybug Template:

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Let’s Make a Paper Plate Ladybug!

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Color in the Template

Start by painting your ladybug and, when it’s dry, carefully cut out the elements from the template.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Paint the Paper Plate

Your ladybug needs a body, so paint the paper plate black all over.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Cut the Heart Wings in Half

Cut the painted heart shape in half, so you have two perfect ladybug wings.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Secure the Tips and Fold the Wings

Once the paper plate is dry, turn it over and use your glue to stick the tips of the wings onto the plate. Make sure you stick the tips towards the bottom of the plate.

Then fold the fat ends of the wings over, so when you release them, they stand up a bit, like they’re flapping.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Add Antennae

Next, stick the ladybug’s antennae onto the plate, just below the wings.

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

Complete with a Pair of Eyes

Finish your ladybug by gluing her eyes onto the paper plate, overlapping the bottom of the antennae.

Now you’re ready to play, or display!

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

More Bug Crafts for Kids: 

Peek-a-Boo Snail Craft 

Interactive Snail Craft for Kids: Kids will adore playing peek-a-boo with this adorable paper snail craft. Children can move the snail as if it’s slithering in and out of its bobbly shell.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/peek-a-boo-snail-craft-for-kids/

Paper Plate Caterpillar Craft

Our rather worn copy of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been well loved and read many times (complete with actions) over the years. The kids love pretending to munch through the ice cream and cakes (often skipping the salami), and rubbing their bellies with satisfaction once the caterpillar eats that final green leaf . And if you haven’t already guessed, it is this moment of the story that has inspired our adorable The Very Hungry Caterpillar craft.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-craft/

TP Roll Bug Crafts: 

It’s time to raid the recycling bin and gather some paper rolls to make adorable Toilet Paper Roll Bugs! This is a super easy bug craft for kids to help bring the outside, inside.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/toilet-paper-roll-bugs-easy-kids-craft/

Happy Crafting!

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft for Kids to make. Easy Spring crafts for bug and mini-beast topic.

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