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