Category: Children’s Crafts

3D Printing and Tinkercad

We love hosting our 3D Printing classes at the library! Did you know that you can learn how to design a 3D object from your own home using Tinkercad? Save whatever you create and print your item at the library when we reopen. Signing up for Tinkercad is free and allows you to save whatever projects you work on.

Paper Ladybug Craft

Fun Facts:

  • There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world. 
  • These much loved critters are also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles.
  • They come in many different colors and patterns, but the most familiar in North America is the seven-spotted ladybug, with its shiny, red-and-black body.
  • In many cultures, ladybugs are considered good luck.

Supplies:

  • Red and black paper – copy paper or construction paper
  • You can use white and decorate the strips if you prefer
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes or use white paper

Instructions

  1. Cut about 20 thin strips of the red or decorated paper 
  2. Cut a medium or large circle out of the red paper
  3. Draw the head and antennae
  4. Draw eyes or use googly eyes
  5. Draw small circles for the spots
  6. Take a strip of paper fold the ends – glue one end to the middle of the circle and fold other end at a 90° angle and glue horizontally (side to side)
  7. Take another strip of paper and glue one end the same as the first one but go vertical (up and down) this time
  8. Keep going around the circle following this pattern until you make the body full. You will be overlapping the other strips-its ok
  9. Cut out the head and antennaes
  10. Glue to body
  11. Cut out the circles and glue to the body

Please share your ladybug’s on our Facebook page or you can email them to:sottaviano@highlandlibrary.org

3D Butterfly Craft

Fun Facts:

  • Butterfly Wings Are Transparent.
  • Butterflies Taste With Their Feet.
  • Butterflies Live on an All-Liquid Diet.
  • Butterflies Drink From Mud Puddles.
  • Butterflies Can’t Fly If They’re Cold

Supplies:

  • Paper or cardstock – colored or white
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils or crayons for regular paper
  • Markers
  1. Take 2 sheets of paper and fold in half. Fold in half again.
  2. On the crease (fold), draw a side of the butterfly.
  3. Cut out drawing. You should have 4 butterflies.
  4. Decorate each butterfly with a unique design.
  5. Cut out tiny antennas and attach.
  6. To glue: Fold one butterfly in half, put glue on back of wing, line it up with 2nd butterfly and glue together. Follow with others until all butterflies are connected.
  7. Attach a string or ribbon in between butterflies to hang.

Please share your butterfly on our facebook page or you can email them to: Sottaviano@highlandlibrary.org