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