What road is it that is paved with good intentions? I am chalk full of good intentions… and also exceptionally forgetful. I originally attempted to purchase red paper plates for this craft. I saw them in the store, and thought Yessss! But either I forgot to actually buy them, or they are in a really safe place somewhere. At any rate, I was committed, so I actually made a separate trip to another grocery store, and got a package of plain white paper plates. But really, what wouldn’t you do for a cute ladybug craft?
We have added to our bug craft repertoire with these bright and cheery Paper plate Ladybugs! A super fun and really cute bug craft for the kids.
Read on to see what we used to make them, and how we put it all together.
What You’ll Need
- Paper plates
- Tissue paper
- Hole punch
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Paintbrushes, table covers, scissors, smocks, pencil for tracing
- Trace the paper plate onto a sheet of tissue paper. Cut out the circle, and cut down the centre to make wings.
- Use the whole punch to punch two holes on the rim of the plate, close together, where you want to attach the antennae. (See pictures for locations)
- Paint the paper plate the colour you want your ladybug to be
- Glue the pompoms onto the plate – as seen in the picture. You can use a lot of creative license here as well 🙂
- Attach the googly eyes somewhere near the antennae holes. Again with the creative license
- Attach the antennae, and curl the ends
- Glue wings onto the edge of the plate
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