Yesterday we discovered ladybugs for the first time and J loved them so this weeks craft post is ladybugs. Simple ladybugs for under 2′s to create with you.
What you need to make some ladybugs with your toddlers
Some red paper
Some black paper
Some white paper for free lady bird art
White, red and black paint
Circle shapes for printing – I used a sponge dabber and a lid of a bottle
Optional – stickers or googly eyes, a drawing of grass to stick them onto after they have been made
How you make the ladybug craft with your toddler
Because of the age of my children I prepared some lady bird shapes before hand starting on red paper I drew different sizes of lady bird body shapes but if you have older children you could get them to draw the shapes themselves and then cut it out.
Then I cut them out and stuck them onto black paper
On the black paper I drew a head shape and cut out the whole body and head together.
I then drew a grass scence on A3 paper and will put the finished lady birds on the paper to create a scene.
I put my toddler into his high chair to do the decorating and gave him a selection of paints (red, black and white this time) as well as a lid off of a bottle and a paint dabber. He then went to work in his own way.
I then hung them up on the drying rack and once dry added them to the grass scene that I had drawn earlier. Tomorrow when he wakes up we will add some other bits to the picture that he wants to add probably some stickers of ants and stars as those seem to be his current favourites.
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