Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Make These Beautiful Garden Critters Today
I believe kids love making ladybug crafts. It doesn't matter if they're using paper plates, egg cartons, or felt—kids are always enthusiastic about learning how to make these wonderful insects. A few of these would be great for classroom activities.
To make the colorful swirling ladybugs above, follow the instructions at CRAFTS BY Amanda.
1. 3-D Paper Ladybug
These paper ladybugs are sooooo cute! They would be so pretty added to a greeting card that you made yourself. I think this one, in particular, would be an ideal classroom project that could also work for seniors.
2. Golf Ball Ladybug
This would be such a fun project to do with the kids, but you'll probably want to spray paint the golf balls beforehand. Drawing the face and dots with a black Sharpie or paint pen will be nothing but fun for everyone! Then, you can add the googly eyes, which I think leads to a lovely golf ball ladybug.
3. Egg Carton Ladybugs
Imagine how many adorable ladybugs you can make with just a few egg cartons. This would make a great project for a classroom or for a scout meeting.
4. Yarn Ladybug
Plan on spending an afternoon with the kids while you show them how to make a yarn ladybug. These would also make a lovely garland or spring centerpiece.
5. Ladybug Wind Chime
I really like this little ladybug wind chime that is made using a clay pot. I know this wind chime would look great on my patio!
6. Perler Bead Ladybug
I have never made any crafts using these Perler beads, but this ladybug project looks simple enough for even little kids to do. Just make sure to do the ironing yourself.
7. Recycled Bottle Ladybugs
8. Bottle Cap Ladybug
Having a squad of these little bottle cap ladybugs would look so cute among the leaves in flower beds or as picks in house plants. Where would you put them?
9. Cutesy Costume
You might not be able to get your son or daughter out of this cute ladybug costume once they see how great it looks on them. Make sure to take a photo of them!
10. Craft Stick Ladybug
This ladybug made from popsicle sticks is such a simple craft that even your littlest kids will be able to do it.
11. Little Ladybug
Preschool and kindergarten children will find this a fun and busy craft. Learn how to put this little ladybug together with eight little monkeys.
Make ladybug bookmarks to give as little favors or to add them to a book gift. There are so many ways to use these little bookmarks, and I know these are great for teachers to give to their students as book-reading incentives.
13. Bowl Ladybug
Kids three years old and older should have no trouble making a ladybug using a bowl. I'd suggest using paper bowls or an old bowl you don't want to keep. Let the kids experiment with different colors and design their own critters.
14. Bowling Ball Ladybugs
You can usually find old bowling balls at garage sales at an inexpensive price. If you can't find bowling balls, try using extra large bowls. I know I'll find something to make these beautiful ladybugs. I'm not the best bowler, but I'm not ready to make a ladybug out of my ball yet. I guess it's time to start searching for what I can use.
15. Finger Puppet
Make cute little ladybug finger puppets for a fun and really cute party activity.
16. Chenille Ladybugs
Whether you call them chenille strips or pipe cleaners, you'll enjoy using them to make these creative ladybugs. AOK Corral shares how to create these fun insects!
17. Clay Critter
This critter made from a clay pot would make a great gift for a teacher. I hope you put this terrific project together soon!
18. Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home
This is a nice classroom project that the kids really got into. It's a good lesson that teaches them how to use scissors and glue. Find the directions for this art project at Kids & Glitter.
19. Quirky Magnets
20. Memo Board
If you know someone who loves to decorate with ladybugs, consider making them a ladybug garden memo board. They'll love adding it to their home!
21. Ladybug Wreath
Use many ladybugs in all different sizes to whip up this very cute spring wreath. You'll be using three sizes of Styrofoam balls to make the insects.
22. Ladybud Bush
You read that right, it's ladybud. Imagine a bush full of colorful ladybugs that look like buds of flowers. Turn this ladybud bush into a classroom art project!
23. Lovely Ladybugs
You'll be proud to give a lovely ladybug to your valentine. The heart-shaped bodies send a message of love. Disney family shares the easy instructions.
24. Fabric Ladybug
These fabric ladybugs would be great party decorations, don't you think? Host a little outdoor garden or tea party for a fun way to display this project!
25. Garden Bugs
Here's a bug that you can actually welcome into your garden or flower bed. Make a variation of these golf-ball garden bugs for a fun afternoon craft!
26. Note Holder
Make note-holding refrigerator magnets that look like ladybugs. This project uses old CDs and shopping bags to put it together.
27. Buttons Ladybug
This buttons ladybug is such a cute and easy craft for kids or anyone who loves ladybugs.
28. Pencil Holder
Here is a cute and useful ladybug pencil holder for your desk at home or at the office. I think this is a craft that older kids or adults are more likely to enjoy making.
29. Buggy Pencil Toppers
When you want to entertain the kids on a hot or rainy afternoon, this pencil topper project will be easy and fun for them to make.
30. Toilet Paper Roll Ladybugs
You'll enjoy making this upcycled project with the instructions at Sunshine Whispers.
31. Plushie Ladybug
Kids all seem to love plushie toys, and this ladybug is an easy one to make. I think it would be a beautiful baby gift.
32. Fun With Addition
Kindergarteners must have a lot of fun learning addition in this classroom. See this and other excellent ideas for teaching addition at Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten.
33. Ladybugs by Amanda
Painted paper plates and some fabric scraps are all you need to make these ladybugs.
34. Ladybug Votive Holder
A ladybug votive holder would make a nice table decoration for a garden-themed party. Combine this DIY with any of the other ones on the list to make a Pinterest-perfect set up.
35. Treat Holders
These ladybug treat holders look so sweet, and they can perform double duty as well! Fill them with fun treats for an amazing party favor.
36. Paper Ladybug
Wouldn't you love to have a paper ladybug? It would definitely help perk up your day sitting on your desk.
37. Painted Rock
You'll find a great step-by-step tutorial for this painted ladybug rock with Patty Donathan. This is a lovely outdoor project to do with with the family in the summer.
38. Ladybug Hair Clips
Whether you make your ladybug clips the classic red and black or you use other colors, any garden lover will appreciate receiving them to hold their hair back while they tend to their flowers.
39. Tissue Ladybug
You'll find the pattern for the ladybug very helpful in creating this project. Find all the instructions at I Heart Crafty Things.
40. 3-D Ladybug
Find the tutorial for this cute 3-D ladybug at One Time Through. I'd place these throughout my home to decorate for the spring season.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer
Have You Ever, or Would You Make a Ladybug Craft? - or leave a message.
Eileen from Western Cape , South Africa on May 28, 2016:
Love the egg carton lady bugs , really so easy to make!
Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on July 08, 2013:
These are really cute & clever ideas for crafty ladybugs. My craft is crochet and I've crocheted quite a few plush ladybug toys in my time. :). I've also made lady bug coasters & magnets out of plastic canvas & yarn.
Ibidii on June 29, 2013:
Cute ideas! Great lens! I made several kinds of lady bugs. Some out of plastic canvas and some out of felt! Both on my lenses! :D