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15 Unique Ladybug Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Ladybugs are gentle and harmless creatures, so it’s easy to see why kids are so fascinated with them.

You can bring the ladybug’s beauty inside your home when you make these 15 unique ladybug crafts. Bond with your kids over these projects during a rainy afternoon or on a lazy day.

These are sorted according to their level of difficulty to help you decide which craft idea to use based on your kid’s ages. Happy crafting!

Easy Ladybug Crafts for Toddlers

If you want to whip up something quick and easy with your toddlers, these ladybug art projects are great ideas. Making them won’t take too long, but your kids will enjoy the fruits of their labor for hours on end.

1. Ladybug Bottle Cap Magnets

This ladybug craft is easy and inexpensive to make. So instead of throwing those bottle caps away, recycle them and turn them into adorable ladybug bottle cap magnets!

What you need:

You’ll need clean and empty bottle caps as well as red and black paint, magnets, glue, and a pair of googly eyes.

2. Ladybug Rocks

Toddlers love to get their hands messy – and they usually have a lot of fun doing it.

These ladybug rocks require your kids’ involvement every step of the way – from choosing a rock to cleaning and painting them afterward.

Watch this video tutorial from Easy Peasy and Fun and learn how to make ladybug rocks.

What you need:

You’ll need clean and dry rocks, red and black acrylic paints, a paintbrush, glue, and a pair of googly eyes.

3. Paper Plate Ladybugs

Here’s a quick fix for kids who say they’re bored. This paper plate ladybug craft project will surely make a boring day more fun.

This is very simple and easy to make, and your kids can do this on their own or with an older sibling. Once done, ask them to put their paper plate ladybugs in the garden so they can enjoy seeing their hard work every day.

What you need:

You’ll need paper plates, red and black acrylic paints, black paper, thumbtack, googly eyes, black pipe cleaner, scissors, glue, pencil, and paintbrush.

4. Pom Pom Ladybugs

As if ladybugs aren’t adorable enough, add an extra layer of cuteness by using pom poms! This project is super simple and takes less than 20 minutes to make.

When you’re done, hang these pom pom ladybugs everywhere! They’ll put a smile on the faces of everyone who sees them.

What you need:

This is so easy, you only need four things: red and black pom poms, glue, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. That’s it!

You can buy ready-made pom poms but if you want to learn how to make a ladybug using your own pom poms, watch this video tutorial by Miss Tricks Mix Crafts and DIY.

5. Ladybug Spoons

Puppets are popular among preschool teachers because they’re great tools to develop a child’s imagination through creative play. Make this craft with your kids to encourage a love for insects and gardening.

Your kids will have a blast making these ladybug spoons by Easy Peasy and Fun!

What you need:

You’ll need some plastic spoons, red and black markers, scissors, and glue a black marker.

Moderately Easy Ladybug Crafts for Preschool Kids

These next four ladybug crafts are a step up in the difficulty level and are perfect for preschoolers. Don’t worry – these may be a tad bit more difficult than the previous projects on this list, but the challenge makes them more fun!

6. Egg Carton Ladybugs

These egg carton ladybugs by Easy Kids Craft are easy to make with the help of a grown-up, so you’ll have a fun time making these with your preschoolers. Talk about turning trash into treasure!

What you need:

Empty egg cartons, red and black acrylic paints, a paintbrush, small black pom pom balls, black pipe cleaners, and glue!

7. Golf Ball Ladybugs

In a world of make-believe, ladybugs come in all shapes and sizes. These golf ball ladybugs will encourage your preschoolers to be more creative with their imagination.

If you have golf balls lying around in your garage, turn them into beautiful garden decors. You’ll love seeing these golf ball ladybugs in your garden because they were made by your kids!

What you need:

You’ll only need three things – golf balls, red paint, and black paint.

8. Ladybug Popsicle Sticks

Popsicle stick crafts are popular because they’re easy to make and don’t cost a lot of money. They’re easily accessible too, which explains why they are used a lot in arts and crafts projects.
These ladybug popsicle sticks can be made at home and school. Preschool teachers love this project for its simplicity and ease.

You can prop them on a shelf or hang them outdoors. Either way, these ladybug popsicle sticks are sure to add cuteness to your day.

What you need:

Popsicle sticks, red and black paint, a paintbrush, googly eyes, black pipe cleaners, and glue.

9. Toilet Paper Tube Ladybugs

Here’s another craft project that involves recycling. Turn a boring empty toilet paper tube into a work of art by following this video tutorial by Easy Peasy and Fun.

Why stop at ladybugs? You can make different kinds of insects and bugs using empty toilet paper tubes, too!

What you need:

For your toilet paper tube ladybug, you’ll need empty toilet paper rolls, red and black cardstock paper, glue, googly eyes, scissors, and a black marker.

10. Recycled CD Ladybugs

The great thing about making arts and crafts projects is that you can recycle things instead of throwing them away. It’s a learning opportunity for children as they become aware of the benefits of recycling.

If you have old CDs that are no longer in use, turn them into these beautiful recycled CD ladybugs. This project makes for a great bonding activity, and the finished product definitely deserves a spot in the playroom!

What you need:

This project needs old CDs or DVDs, red construction paper, black acrylic paint, a black marker, glue, and scissors.

Ladybug Crafts for Big Kids

Big kids love a good challenge. They’re easily bored with overly simple activities, so the next five ladybug crafts are meant to stimulate their creativity. They may want to declare independence – just be around in case they need your help.

11. Hanging Ladybugs

Your kids will love seeing ladybugs swirling and twirling up in the air with this hanging ladybugs craft project by Crafts by Amanda. The ladybugs can hang from anywhere around the house!

This is also a great way to add color to your porch – watch them dance and twirl with the wind.

What you need:

Cardstock paper of different colors, string, scissors, black paint, a paintbrush, googly eyes, and glue.

12. Ladybug Hats

Do you want a fun way to dress up a ladybug-themed party? Make some DIY ladybug hats!

You can set up a ladybug arts and crafts corner where your kid’s guests can work on their own hats towear throughout the party.

What you need:

Here’s a printable that you can download for free from Kids Craft Room. Additionally, you’ll need black, red, and green cardstock, googly eyes, glue, a white-ink pen, stapler, and scissors.

13. Ladybug Pencil Toppers

Dress up that boring pencil with a pencil topper your kids will love showing off at school.

These ladybug pencil toppers by Miss Tricks Mix Crafts and DIY are made from pipe cleaners and involve some twisting and turning, so this ladybug craft is good for those who want to improve on their pipe cleaner skills!

What you need:

You’ll need red, black, and white felt, glue, scissors, a pencil, needle and thread, and a compass.

14. Ladybug Suncatchers

Suncatchers are mesmerizing. They bring color into an otherwise dull room bouncing colorful lights off the walls.

They’re already beautiful as they are, but here’s a great idea that will add a fun factor to ordinary suncatchers: make a cute ladybug suncatcher! With this craft from Teaching2and3YearOlds.com, it’s 100% guaranteed – kids and adults will love these!

What you need:

You’ll need clear plastic dessert plates, black construction paper, red tissue paper, black pipe cleaners, black circle stickers, scotch tape, googly eyes, scissors, and white glue.

15. Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet

An arts and crafts list would not be complete without paper bags. It’s a versatile material that’s easy to find and inexpensive.

Let your kids stage a garden-themed playdate using these ladybug paper bag puppets by Our Kid Things!

For a more fun experience, make other garden bugs from paper bags, too!

What you need:

You’ll need an empty brown paper bag, black and red cardstock, black paint, white marker, black circles cut in different sizes, googly eyes, scissors, and glue.

Warning: Ladybug Craft Invasion Coming Soon…

With this list of 15 unique ladybug crafts for kids of all ages, you can’t just stop at one – your kids WILL be asking for more.

Ladybug crafts are perfect for springtime, so when you’re done making everything on this list, check out these 15 fun and easy spring crafts for kids.

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