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Paper Plate Ladybug

Paper Plate Craft: Ladybug 

Known for their iconic polka dots and red wings, ladybugs crafts are great projects for young ones that are learning about shapes! Paper Plate Crafts are simple and can help your kiddos practice fine motor skills. Find the Surprised Ladybug envelope in the Paper Plate Craft Kit and let's get started! 


🐞Ladybug Fun Fact

Did you know? Ladybugs are not considered to be bugs but are in fact beetles! And no two ladybugs look alike. 

How to Make a Paper Plate Ladybug

1. For this craft, you’ll need two paper plates, a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, perforated circles from the ladybug envelope, a pair of scissors, and a pencil! 



2. Carefully cut the red paper plate in half. TIP: use a ruler or lightly draw a line down the middle of the plate first. 


3. Let’s create the antennas!  Cut the pipe cleaner in half and twist each piece around a pencil. Slide the coil off the pencil and repeat with the second pipe cleaner. Glue the antennas to the top of Ladybug’s head. 


4. Take the larger black circle and glue a portion of the circle. Slide it underneath the body from the top. Glue googly eyes on the head. 


3. Flip the black paper plate upside down. Take your red halves and glue them on the sides of the black plate. Have the red corners touch each other on the top, it almost looks like red curtains drawn on a stage. Glue the small dots on the red shell. Remember not every ladybug looks the same! Have fun with your polka-dot pattern!


Watch Ladybug come to life with this time-lapse video! 




Create your own Paper Plate animals with the Paper Plate Craft KitCraft and design 9 animal characters from paper plates and a variety of different shapes. Paper plates, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners included! link to paper plate craft kit
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