Super simple paper plate ladybug

A jolly, painty craft for tiny types, and oh so basic to make.

This paper plate ladybug craft is pleasurable for extremely young little ones and helps make a wonderful exercise as element of a bug or insect theme.

It is mad easy to make and uses only a handful of materials, most importantly two paper plates.

We employed modest paper plates for our ladybug, but you could use significant types or in point a mixture of sizes and have a total household or ladybugs, significant and compact.

This 1 is a painty craft so make guaranteed your boy or girl does not embark on it putting on their most effective clothes (pink and black paint are not the easiest colours to get out of material – eek!).

Pondering how make this one particular? Look no further than the stage by phase instructions beneath.

What you will need to have

  • glue dots (or alternatively glue or tape)

How to make a simple paper plate ladybug

Stage 1

Get started by painting each paper plates – one particular with red paint and just one with black.

TWO PAPER PLATES - ONE PAINTED RED AND ONE PAINTED BLACK

We utilised acrylic paint for the plates as it covers well and dries rapidly. Of training course, no matter what paint you use make confident it is non harmful and little one-welcoming.

Put the paper plates aside to dry.

Step 2

When dry, cut the red paper plate in fifty percent like so:

RED PAINTED PLATE CUT INTO TWO HALVES

Younger children will have to have a little bit of assistance here to make sure that their two wings are about the similar dimension.

Phase 3

Subsequent, reduce the leading portion of each and every wing off, like so:

PAPER PLATE HALVES WITH TOPS TRIMMED OFF

Stage 4

Incorporate some dots on to the ladybug’s wings.

TWO PAPER PLATE LADYBUG WINGS WITH 7 BLACK DOTS PAINTED ON

For this we applied black paint which we utilized with a small sponge.

SMALL SPONGE AND BLACK PAINT

You could also use a black marker, or you could minimize out smaller black circles from paper and glue these on to the wings.

Stage 5

Upcoming, it’s time to secure the ladybug’s wings.

For this you only require to connect the wings in just one location, at the leading around to the ladybug’s head.

PAPER PLATE LADYBUG WITH WINGS

We used glue dots – a single dot on every single wing. (Glue dots are quick starting to be one of my most favorite issues. They adhere so very well and are not messy like glue – we like them!).

Stage 6

To end, incorporate some eyes to your paper plate ladybug.

We went for two googly eyes from our craft box, but two circles of white paper with black pupils drawn on would do the job just as nicely.

And which is it for our super straightforward paper plate ladybug.

Excellent for youthful little ones and primarily for little ones who love painty crafts.

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And if your boy or girl likes insects, we also have a snail craft, as well as a bee, and a paper plate spider and net!