I’ve been trying to find a use for the red plates I bought for our hanging valentine craft, and I finally decided to do something ladybug oriented. The Younger has been really interested in ladybugs lately, so I thought I could combine a craft with some learning.
First I gathered:
- Red plates
- Black construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
I sort of pushed the plate outward so the rim of the plate was then lower than the middle section, and that created an okay shell to start with.Then, I cut out a few black circles for the spots.
I let her decide where she wanted the eyes and spots, and I even relinquished control enough to let her glue! That was an experience, but it’s washable, right?
When she was done gluing, I punched three holes on each side of the plate for legs. She picked out what color pipe cleaners she wanted to use (for some reason I had no black ones), and I let her ‘thread’ the legs through herself. Great for fine motor skills!
When she was done we let him dry, and we looked up fun facts about ladybugs on the internet (what they eat, where they live, etc.) When we went back to check on him after our computer time, he was dry, and we took him outside to play in the grass. She’s still out there now having him “fly,” so I think I might add wooden dowel on him while she’s sleeping, and then she can take him anywhere!