If one of our favourite bugs is the ladybird, this simple toddler craft is so easy to make and although you do end up with a ladybird at the end your tot will have fun getting creative and using the sensory experience of finger painting. So here we go our Ladybird Craft for Toddlers.
Easy Ladybird Craft for Toddlers to Make
When my youngest was born she was tiny and J took to calling her the T Bug. It stuck and J became obsessed with ladybirds because of it.
One of the first crafts we did with him was to make some Fingerprinted Ladybirds. These were so simple but fun to do.
What you need to make some ladybirds with your toddlers
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- Red Paper
- Black Paper
- Easel Paper
- White, red and black washable paint
- Washable Glue
- Googly Eyes
How you make the ladybird craft with your toddler
Because of the age of my children I prepared some ladybird shapes beforehand starting on red paper I drew different sizes of ladybird 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 scene on A3 paper and will put the finished ladybirds 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.
More Ladybug Activities for Kids
- Button Ladybugs
- Ladybug Maths - Doubling and Symmetry
- Playdough Ladybug Addition
- Ladybug Sun Catcher
More Painting Ideas for Toddlers
If you have a baby or toddler that puts everything in their mouth but want to do painting and art with them then our Taste Safe Fingerpaints recipe is ideal.
One of our favourite activities is printing and apple prints although an autumn activity can be done at any time of the year. Check out our top tips and guide to apple printing with your toddler.
Another homemade paint recipe for ice paints. These are fun to make in the winter or in the summer and great for seeing the different effect they have on the paper.