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Heart Shaped Ladybug Craft for Valentine’s Day

This cute little ladybug is a great project for preschoolers and elementary school kids. It helps develop paper folding, cutting, gluing, and coloring skills, and is a great addition to a Valentine’s Day or insect lesson. It also looks adorable on the fridge!

Adorable Valentine's Day Kids Ladybug Craft

Adorable Valentine's Day Kids Ladybug Craft

Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials to Make the Valentine's Day Ladybug

Materials to Make the Valentine's Day Ladybug

  • Large foam heart (you can also use a construction paper heart)
  • White and pink paper
  • Large circle punch (scissors can be used instead)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Marker
You're going to start by punching out a large white circle for your ladybug's face, or use your scissors to cut out a large circle if you don't have a punch.

You're going to start by punching out a large white circle for your ladybug's face, or use your scissors to cut out a large circle if you don't have a punch.

Glue the large circle to the tip of the heart to make your ladybug’s face.

Cutting out the ladybug spots

Cutting out the ladybug spots from construction paper

Cut several small circles from your pink paper for your ladybug’s spots, and set them aside for now.

Drawing the ladybug wings and antennae.

Drawing the ladybug wings and antennae.

Draw a “V” where the ladybug wings separate and fill that in with black marker. The heart is now starting to look like a ladybug body. Now draw in some antennae. You can make them curly, straight, or wavy, so be creative!

Gluing on the ladybug spots

Gluing on the ladybug spots

Now glue on your pink spots, and set the ladybug to the side while we work on making the legs.

Folding the paper to make the ladybug legs

Folding the paper to make the ladybug legs

Take a half of a sheet of paper and fold it up accordion style.

Cut your accordion paper into six strips.

Cut your accordion paper into six strips.

These are going to be our ladybug’s legs.

Gluing the legs to the back of the Valentine ladybug

Gluing the legs to the back of the Valentine ladybug

Take your ladybug and flip it over to the back. Glue on the legs, and trim them to the length you’d like.

She's almost done! All she needs now is a face.

She's almost done! All she needs now is a face.

Take your marker, and draw on your ladybug's face!

Take your marker, and draw on your ladybug's face!

You’re all finished – I hope you enjoy doing this project!

Discussion

3 comments for “Heart Shaped Ladybug Craft for Valentine’s Day”

  1. This is cute! We will definitely be doing this!!

    Posted by Diane | February 7, 2013, 3:35 am
  2. Very cute!

    Posted by Jenny @ MyLittleMe | February 10, 2013, 9:09 am
  3. I really do like this art. It could be used for teaching about insects and even shapes too and colours and nature. This very neat. Thanks for craft like these.

    They are great.

    Posted by Marjorie Bernard | May 23, 2013, 12:11 am

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