This sort of craft idea was around when I was a child.  I remember being able to lose myself for hours on end and every creation was something to be proud of.  Your childs’ imagination will be totally opened with some of the following projects.

1. You will need two construction paper circles for each ladybug. Cut construction paper into 4.5″ squares. Stack two squares on top of each other and trace around something round to create your circle. I used a small can of paint.

2. Holding the stacked paper together, cut the circles out of the paper.


3. Still holding the two circles together, cut a slit from one edge of the circle up into the middle of the circle.

4. Use as many colors as you like. I used pink, red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple.

5. Place one of the circle onto a piece of scrap paper. Paint a section for the ladybug’s head, overlapping the paint brush onto the scrap paper. This will give you a guide to use for all the remaining circles.

6. For each pair of circles, you will paint a head at the opposite end of each one. So for the first one, line up the slit you cut so that it points directly downward and paint the head at the top, the end of the slit is the bottom. For the other circle, turn it the opposite direction so that the slit is at the top and paint the head there. This will ensure that your “heads” line up together.

7. Use the small spouncer dipped in black paint to add the ladybug’s spots. Set each one out to dry and continue painting until all are done. Let them dry before turning the over and repeating this process on the other side.  Read More…

These wonderful colorful ladybugs are a firm favorite with children and will brighten up any environment, be it a party or even the kids bedroom. Keeping with the insect theme the kids will adore these buggy hats!

They also got a bug hat (which I made with construction paper, black pipe cleaners and puffy balls and hot glue),

Now in the pictures above I noticed that Mom made the hats, I think depending on the childs’ age and skill level they would love a project like this themselves, even if its for a treat for their younger siblings?
Now it’s your turn, what creative crafts for kids do you know?  Please share on our Facebook page or in the comments below.  I will add to this page frequently and would love to feature your own childs’ achievements!

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