This easy and creative ladybug craft and painting activity for preschool and toddler kids is perfect for an Insect Themed Unit. Fingerprint painting activities are great for working on Toddlers and Preschoolers fine motor skills. Get those little fingers working with this Ladybug Craft fingerprint painting activity with this fun paper plate craft.
After yesterday’s ladybug cut and paste craft I decided to try a lady bug art project. This ladybug craft activity proved to be fun AND messy! I am always looking for frugal kids activities that can utilize items that we have at home. We always have extra paper plates and it truly is amazing how versatile paper plates can be in art activities.
Ladybug Craft Materials Required:
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- Red paint
- 2 paper plates.
*Red colored rice is optional*
Cut the circle (head) and antennas out of one paper plate. Leave the other for the ladybug craft body.
First lay out all your materials. If you have a younger child like I do then you will need to guide them through the activity.
Paint the paper plate red.
Pause and say, “I Love You Mama!”
Then move on to painting the the head black.
Dip your child’s fingers in the black and have them make fingerprint spots. An older child can do this part themself.
Glue on head and antennas.
You can add some colored rice to the ladybug craft if you have extra from your sensory bins. D likes to add colored rice to everything… it’s his favorite part! 🙂
And there you have it… a pretty ladybug!
“D! No! Don’t rub your eyes!!”
That is what D looked like after….
and this was me afterwards…
Note to self: NEVER do art without an art apron… 🙂
D came to me and says “Mama… I had so much fun”… and that made it all worth it 🙂
Ladybug Life Cycle Activity: I can’t wait to watch ladybug larvae turn into beautiful ladybugs.
More Ladybug Crafts From Fun With Mama
- Ladybug Life Cycle
- Cute Ladybug Number Counting Play Dough Mats
- Bugs Themed Sensory Bin
- Ladybug Counting Activity
- Ladybug Cut and Paste Activity
- Follow my Insect Pinterest Board
My Ladybug Picks
Ladybug Activities From Around The Web
- 3D Paper Ladybug (Crafty Morning)
- Paper Bowl Ladybug (I Heart Crafty Things)
- Ladybug Finger Puppet (Artsy Momma)
- Ladybug (Glued To My Crafts)
- Ladybug (Easy Peasy and Fun)
Stopping by from SITS! Cute blog! I am going to have to look around at all your little craft projects. Looks like fun!
Visting from SITS. This is cute. I'm trying to find some crafts to do with my daughter.
He is just such a cutie!
LOL – he is such a cutie, and his ladybug is great!
Loved this craft and did it today with my children. We did the other ladybug project on Tuesday. I blogged about it on my blog to share with our family. Both my children loved it! You are so creative!
What a good mama you are for letting your little one be creative and get messy! 🙂 Love your blog! New follower! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog..enjoy your weekend!
I love it! Just darling:)
Grat blog, cute pics!
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