20+ Easy Ladybug Crafts

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20+ Easy Ladybug Crafts, perfect for Spring time or an insect unit! Each of these fun lady bug craft ideas takes minimal materials, so you can make your own ladybugs in no time at all!

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Spring means warmer weather is on the way, and that’s when all the bugs and critters come out to play! If you’re looking forward to spring and sunshine, nothing will make you smile more than these cute ladybug crafts for kids. Who knew there were so many ways to make a ladybug?!

You’ll find clever ideas for rock painting, paper plate crafts, paper ladybugs, coffee filter crafts, finger puppets, and lots of other creative ways to make your favorite spotted insect! Any of these crafts are terrific for spring or a bug-themed unit study. 

Lots of these lovely ladybugs are quick and easy to make and use really common household items, making them perfect for home or in the classroom!

Grab your craft supplies and get started on a adorable ladybug craft right now!


Easy Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft for Kids

Easy Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft for Kids

You probably have everything you need to make this fun Coffee Filter Clothespin Ladybug by Darcy and Brian. It only takes about 30 minutes plus drying time, so it's perfect for kids who get a little too wiggly after too much sitting time. Add a magnet to the back, and they'll make cute fridge magnets.
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Ladybug Footprint Keepsake

Ladybug Footprint Keepsake

Celebrate baby's first spring with this lovely Ladybug Footprint Keepsake by Messy Little Monster. Won't it be a sweet memory when you flip through your scrapbook? It's perfect for toddlers, too, and the grandparents are sure to love one made into a card just for them.
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Toilet Paper Roll Ladybugs

Toilet Paper Roll Ladybugs

Have you been saving your empty toilet rolls? They're great for crafting with kids! Pull a few from your stash to make this pretty Cardboard Tube Ladybug Craft from I Heart Crafty Things. Instead of the usual standing position toilet roll craft, these cardboard tubes are squished flat. It makes the ladybugs look like they're about to take flight!
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Apple Stamp Ladybug Craft For Kids

Apple Stamp Ladybug Craft For Kids

If you haven't tried stamping with various household materials and ingredients, you really should! Apples and potatoes are great for stamping crafts. This Apple Stamp Ladybug Craft by Simple Everyday Mom is a great example; apples are the perfect shape for making ladybugs. Add the head and some black spots, and your ladybug is done!
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Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft

Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft

Weaving is great for fine motor practice and makes crafts a little more challenging (in a good way) for kids. This Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft by ABCs of Literacy is perfect for working on hand and eye coordination.
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Ladybug Corner Bookmarks

Ladybug Corner Bookmarks

Any little bookworm will enjoy making this useful Ladybug Corner Bookmark by Red Ted Art. It's your basic origami corner bookmark with a few embellishments to make it look like a ladybug, so it's super easy for kids of all ages.
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Coffee Filter Ladybug

Coffee Filter Ladybug

Here's a different take on the Coffee Filter Ladybug. This craft by Non-Toy Gifts involves coloring a coffee filter using washable markers and spraying it to diffuse the color, and then adding eyes, spots, and other embellishments. Put them in the window for fun ladybug suncatchers!
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Paper Ladybug Craft

Paper Ladybug Craft

Looking for a super easy craft you can complete in a few minutes? This Paper Ladybug Craft by Mombrite comes with a printable template to make the craft easy for kids of all ages. Kids can either color in the pieces, or if you're in a time crunch, you can print the pieces on red and black paper and then let the kids assemble their bugs. Cutting out the cute little shapes is a great way for little hands to practice their fine motor skills.
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Decoupage Paper Plate Ladybug

Decoupage Paper Plate Ladybug

Use strips of tissue paper (or tissue paper squares, which you can find in craft stores) to make this colorful Decoupage Paper Plate Ladybug from Crafts by Amanda. It looks like stained glass and is such a fun take on the traditional ladybug craft.
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Ladybug Painted Rocks

Ladybug Painted Rocks

Rock painting is a fun craft the whole family can do together. These Painted Ladybug Stones by The Flying Couponer will look amazing in your garden this year. They're also perfect for a tic tac toe game! You could even hide them around a local park for others to find!
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Paper Plate Ladybug Craft

Paper Plate Ladybug Craft

Paper plate crafts are fun, frugal, and easy to put together in a pinch. You'll love this Paper Plate Ladybug from Non-Toy Gifts. All you need are paper plates, black and red paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and a bit of glue. It's a cute ladybug craft for the classroom, too.
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Seashell Ladybug Craft

Do you have a collection of seashells that you've gathered from your vacations? Use some of them to make a family of colorful Seashell Ladybugs. This craft by Still Playing School is easy enough to be completed in just a few minutes, excluding drying time, and will look wonderful among your potted plants.
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Recycled Tin Can Ladybug Planter

Recycled Tin Can Ladybug Planter

Teach your kids about recycling with this adorable Tin Can Ladybug Planter by Fun Handprint Art. It's a terrific project for Earth Day or a bug unit study or garden activity with the kids. Plant flowers or herbs in the cans. The handprint wings make this ultra-cute craft perfect for Mother's Day, too.
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Balloon Print Ladybug Craft

Balloon Print Ladybug Craft

Remember the apple-stamped ladybugs above? Balloons are also great for stamping! Just look at these sweet Balloon Print Ladybugs by I Heart Crafty Things. You can stamp out a bunch in just a few minutes, let them dry, and then add the spots and other features. Wouldn't this make a pretty gift wrap if you do it on craft paper?
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Cupcake Liner Ladybug Craft

Turn cupcake liners into heart-shaped bugs for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or any day you'd like to show someone you care. These Cupcake Liner Ladybugs by Messy Little Monster only take minutes to make. And if you don't want to make heart-shaped wings, it's as easy as cutting the cupcake liners in half to make semi-circles instead. Easy peasy!
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Potato Masher Ladybug Craft

Just look at the fun texture of these Potato Masher Ladybugs by Happy Toddler Playtime! Using a potato masher is an easy way to stamp out circles quickly, and at just a buck at your local Dollar Store, there's no reason why you shouldn't have one set aside just for painting.
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Ladybug Finger Puppet

Ladybug Finger Puppet

Pick out a ladybug-themed book or two and use this fun Ladybug Finger Puppet by Artsy Momma to act out your favorite parts. Kids will love playing with their bugs after they make them.
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K-Cup Ladybug Craft

K-Cup Ladybug Craft

Turn an old k-cup into a beautiful bug! This K-Cup Ladybug Craft by About a Mom is small, sweet, and so fun to make. Paint the cup red, add black spots, attach some pipe cleaner legs, and make the face to complete your bug.
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Recycled Egg Cartons Ladybug Craft

These adorable Egg Carton Ladybugs are on a handprint leaf, making it a sweet keepsake for spring. This project by Fun Handprint Art is an excellent example of using recycled materials to make something beautiful.
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Paper Bag Ladybug Puppet

Paper Bag Ladybug Puppet

This cute paper bag ladyug puppet is incredibly easy to make! Make one for the classroom or home and use them to help act out story books for the kids. So adorable!
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