How do you make a ladybug? Learn more about the importance of ladybugs in the garden and make this fun ladybug craft. This anytime of the year craft is great for preschool and uses simple supplies. We love easy art projects for kids!

HOW TO MAKE A LADYBUG

FACTS ABOUT LADYBUGS FOR KIDS

  • A group of small insect beetles that are commonly known as ladybugs or ladybirds.
  • Like butterflies, ladybugs go through 4 stages. Female ladybugs lay eggs, which hatch in 3 to 10, depending on the time of year. The larva will live and grow for about a month before it enters the pupal stage. Then adulthood.
  • Adult ladybugs live for up to one year.
  • Not all ladybugs are red with black spots. They can also be yellow, orange, brown, pink, or even all black.
  • Ladybugs are welcome in the garden because they eat plant-damaging insects, such as aphids. These beneficial insects also eat fruit flies, thrips and mites. 
  • The bright colors and spots on ladybugs are not for looks alone. They are meant to warn would-be attackers that this beetle tastes terrible. 

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LADYBUG CRAFT

SUPPLIES:

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Red and Black Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Scissors or Paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1. Begin by cutting a BLACK piece of construction paper the same width as your toilet paper roll—wrap paper roll in the paper, secure with glue or tape.

STEP 2. Cut out 2 small antennas and glue them to the front inside of the roll. Cut out a RED circle and then cut that circle in half. These will be the wings. With a Sharpie, make dots on each of the wings.

STEP 3. Glue them on the front so that it looks like a pizza is missing a piece. Attach googly eyes to complete the face of your ladybug.

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