Lady Bug Milk Bottle Lids

May 25, 2012

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Lady bug, lady beetle, lady bird…whatever you call them, they are delightful little critters that inspire.  This is a simple craft idea uses milk bottle lids to recreate the sweet lady bug.

Materials

Milk Bottle Lidpauls trim red milk bottle lid

Paint Pen (you can use paint or permanent marker too)

or collect red milk bottle lids from Pauls Trim bottles

Black permanent marker

Google eyes (optional)

Craft glue

milk bottle lid ladybug

Instructions

1. Colour the milk bottle lid red with the paint pen (permanent marker or paint). Allow to dry. Skip this step if you already have red milk bottle lids.

2. Draw three lines with black permanent marker as shown below.

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3. Add the spots on the wings and glue or draw on the eyes.

ladybug milk bottle lid craft - on beafunmum.com

Use

  • Glue to a canvas or piece of paper as an art decoration piece
  • Play with them
  • Add in an imaginative play scene
  • Glue to the front of a homemade card
  • Sing a lady bug song 
  • Place in the base of indoor pot plants
  • Play with them outside in a low tree or bush
  • Use in a diorama
  • Decorate a bedroom room
  • Decorate the top of a bottle music shaker
  • Birthday party craft or party bag favour
  • Magnets for the fridge

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Lady Bug

There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world. They are known as lady beetles, lady bugs or ladybird beetles. They come in many different colors and patterns, but the most familiar is the red and black seven-spotted ladybug. Read more facts about Ladybugs on National Geographic Kids.

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MelissaNo Gravatar May 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

These Ladybirds are just too cute! Such a sweet and simple idea, I shall have to create a little Ladybird family with my kids. Thanks Kelly :)

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