- 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.
- Red and black paper – copy paper or construction paper
- You can use white and decorate the strips if you prefer
- Googly eyes or use white paper
- Cut about 20 thin strips of the red or decorated paper
- Cut a medium or large circle out of the red paper
- Draw the head and antennae
- Draw eyes or use googly eyes
- Draw small circles for the spots
- 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)
- Take another strip of paper and glue one end the same as the first one but go vertical (up and down) this time
- Keep going around the circle following this pattern until you make the body full. You will be overlapping the other strips-its ok
- Cut out the head and antennaes
- Glue to body
- Cut out the circles and glue to the body
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