10 Beautiful Ladybug Craft Ideas For Preschoolers

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There could be nothing as attractive and interesting to kids as the intriguing red-and-black color combination of a ladybug. You will often find your little munchkin hopping around to catch the amazing insect to observe their beautiful color pattern. So if your child insists on having a small ladybug at home, you can encourage her to create some fun and exciting ladybug crafts and put them up for display!

And, as always, MomJunction is here to offer some beautiful ladybug craft ideas to your little insect lovers. Scroll on to learn more!

1. Clay Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Clay Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • Clay of different colors, namely red, black, and white

How To:

  • Guide your kid to take some red clay and shape the body of the ladybug.
  • Create the head of the ladybug using black clay and place it in the front of the red body.
  • Make round eyes of the insect using the white clay.
  • Develop small black clay balls and place them on the red body and white eyes of the bug.

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2. Buttons And Fabric Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Buttons And Fabric Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • Buttons of different colors, namely white and black.
  • Red and black fabric.
  • Red thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Guide your child to cut the red fabric in the shape of the body of the ladybug.
  • Help your kid to cut the black fabric in the form of the head of the insect.
  • Place black head in front of the red body and sew both fabrics using a needle and thread.
  • Sew black buttons on the red body.
  • Sew white buttons on the head of the insect as eyes. It is such a fun and easy ladybug craft to make for kids.

3. Ladybug Paper Craft:

Ladybug Craft - Ladybug Paper Craft

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You Will Need:

  • Red construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  • Help your kid to draw the shape of ladybug’s body on the red construction paper and cut it using scissors.
  • Create head of the ladybug on the black paper and cut it out.
  • Paste black head in front of the red body.
  • Cut out small black circles from the black paper and stick them on the red body using the glue.

4. Ladybug Bottle Cap:

Ladybug Craft - Ladybug Bottle Cap

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You Will Need:

  • Bottle cap
  • Red, white, and black paint
  • Paint brush

How To:

  • Paint the entire bottle cap red creating the body of the ladybug. Let the color dry.
  • Draw a small arc using black paint as the head of the insect and paint the head black.
  • Make two small white circles on the black head as the eyes of the bug, and make small black spots on it signifying the eyes.

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5. Ladybug Greeting Card:

Ladybug Craft - Ladybug Greeting Card

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You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Red construction paper
  • Black and blue sketch pen
  • Pins with black round top
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

How To:

  • Help your child to draw the body and head together on the white construction paper using a pencil and cut it using the scissors
  • Draw only round body of the insect on red construction paper and cut it into two halves just like semi-circles.
  • Now place two red semi-circles on the white paper bug coinciding with the body of the insect. Join the ends of semi-circles near the head using pins with black round top.
  • Paint head of black using black sketch pen, leaving some space for eyes.
  • Create eyes using blue sketch pen.

6. Eggs Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Eggs Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • White eggs
  • Red, white, and black paints
  • A paint brush

How To:

  • Paint the entire white eggs red using a paint brush and red color, and let it dry.
  • Color one arch of an oval end of the egg black as the head of the insect. Make small black spots on the red body of the bug.
  • Create eyes of the ladybug using the white paint. Use the items present in the house to make wonderful ladybug craft for preschoolers.

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7. Rock Painted Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Rock Painted Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • Small rock
  • Red and black paints
  • Paint brush

How To:

  • Paint two-third of the rock red and one-third of it black using red and black colors and a paint brush.
  • Create small black dots and black partitioning line on the red body using black paint. Now ladybug rocks craft is ready!

8. Handprint Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Handprint Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • Red and black food colors
  • White construction paper

How To:

  • Guide your kid to dip her thumb in red paint and make a thumbprint on the white paper, making the body of the insect.
  • Dip end of the thumb in black color and make black head and antennae of the bug.

9. Ladybug’s Art With Crayons:

Ladybug Craft - Ladybug’s Art With Crayons

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You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Red and black crayons
  • Pencil

How To:

  • Guide your kid to draw a picture of a ladybug on a white construction paper using a pencil.
  • Color the body of the insect using the red crayon.
  • Outline the head and antennae of the ladybug using the black color.

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10. Tomato And Black Cherry Ladybug:

Ladybug Craft - Tomato And Black Cherry Ladybug

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You Will Need:

  • Lettuce
  • Red tomatoes
  • Black cherries
  • White and brown cream cones
  • Knife

How To:

  • Cut red tomatoes into halves using a knife, and place them on lettuce as the body of the ladybug
  • Place a black cherry in front of the red vegetable and make the head of the insect.
  • Make brown cream spots on the red body similar to the spots on the body of the insect.
  • Make white cream spots on the black cherry creating the eyes of the bug.

Did you teach your preschooler any fun ladybug arts and crafts? Which crafts your kid liked the most? Share your creative ideas with fellow moms. Leave a comment below.

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