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Paper plate ladybug craft for kids

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My 5-year old found a ladybug inside the house a couple of weeks ago. He loves ladybugs so he safely placed it on a paper towel. His plan was to keep it for show and tell at school. This was 2 days away. After an hour of being closely studied and carried to every room of our home, the ladybug spread her wings out and took off, to my son’s great disappointment. When I suggested a paper plate ladybug craft, he jumped right in and kinda forgot about his little bug friend. Though he still hopes to find it back some day.

Easy paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers and older kids. This easy spring craft is perfect for an insect and bug study unit in the classroom. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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Paper plate ladybug craft

Easy paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers and older kids. This easy spring craft is perfect for an insect study unit in the classroom. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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Supplies:

  • paper plate
  • red and black paint
  • pom pom
  • clothespin
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • hole puncher
  • pipe cleaner

Easy paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers and older kids. This easy spring craft is perfect for an insect study unit in the classroom. | at Non-Toy Gifts

Easy paper plate ladybug craft for preschoolers and older kids. This easy spring craft is perfect for an insect study unit in the classroom. | at Non-Toy Gifts

Step 1: Start by painting the paper plate red and black. To make it easier for your child, use a pencil to trace a separation line on the paper plate. We used small paper plates for our craft but any size plates will work.

Step 2: Use a pom pom and black paint for the line in the middle of the wings and the spots on the wings. Grab the pom pom with a clothespin. It is easier to handle and it won’t get messy.

Step 3: Glue on the googly eyes.

Step 4: Punch two holes at the top of the black part and thread a pipe cleaner through them.

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