Celebrate spring by having your students create lovely ladybugs! I’ve looked around the net for ladybug classroom craft projects, and here are my three favorites:
- This Fabulous First Grade teacher shows you how to make ladybugs from paper plates. Click the comments to view the teacher’s instructions. She also included a printable to use this activity with a popular Eric Carle book.
- Arts and Crafts Kids’ website provides an easy, step-by-step process for ladybugs, also made from paper plates. The photos and instructions are quite easy to follow.
- Another idea from The Mailbox: use the same paper plate ladybug concept, but cut the wings in half, hole punch the top, and connect the wings with brads (or, use this template from teachers.net). Underneath the wings, glue an index cards for students to write a poem about ladybugs.
image: The Education Center