Ladybug Coloring Pages are cool images designed, specifically, for this website. You won't find them anywhere else! This website is a fun and informational place for kids and adults. So, I've dedicated an entire section for free coloring sheets! In addition, find fun trivia and fun activities for kids! To my "ladybug loving" friend, Andrea, this page is dedicated to you!
PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES - FREE Coloring Sheets
These ladybug coloring pages can be gifts from the heart. Hang them around the house or frame them. Add decoration with glitter, sequence, beads, ribbons or other items. Kids can be proud of their colorful, artistic, creations! Print these cool images, now!
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HOMEMADE LADYBUG CRAFTS
(Fun Activities for Kids)
CRAFT #1 - EGG CARTON LADYBUG:
MATERIALS NEEDED: Styrofoam egg carton, white acrylic paint, paintbrush, red washable tempura or poster paint, black washable markers,
scissors, glue, colorful pipe cleaners.
DIRECTIONS: Cut single styrofoam cup from egg carton.
-- Paint entire cup with white acrylic paint so it will adhere to styrofoam. (NOTE - Adults may need to use acrylic paint, since it will not wash out of clothes.) Allow paint to dry.
-- Paint most of ladybug red with washable paint, like tempura or poster paint. Leave 2 small round white spots at front for eyes. Let paint dry.
-- Next, use black washable markers to add spots or stripes to body. Watch out! Do not color over white spots.
MAKING EYES: Color black oval area around small white spots.
FOR ANTENNA: Cut slits at top of egg carton. Bend pipe cleaners to fit.
MAKING FEET: Cut slits in bottom of stryrofoam. Cut bendable, colorful, pipe cleaners to size. Bend pipe cleaner around cut slits.
(* NOTE* - A paper egg carton could be used, instead of styrofoam. In this case, there would be no need for "acrylic" paint.)
CRAFT #2 - LADYBUG PLATE:
MATERIALS NEEDED: White paper plate. Washable red paint, tempura or poster. Three pieces of black construction paper. One piece of white construction paper. Scissors, Glue, Paintbrush, Pipe cleaners.
DIRECTIONS: Paint back of white paper plate, red.
-- Cut black construction paper into one long triangle. (The sides should be longer than the bottom edges.)
-- Place long edged point of triangle at center of paper plate. Other 2 points of triangle should line up with the bottom edge of the plate. Glue triangle down.
-- Next, cut 4 medium round black spots. Place 2 spots on each side of triangle. Glue down to plate.
MAKING EYES: Cut large oval black shape. Place at top edge of plate, above triangle & spots. Glue down.
-- Next, cut 2 medium round shapes from white construction paper. Place beside each other on black oval piece. Glue white shapes to black oval piece.
-- Cut 2 small black round pieces. Place beside each other, inside white area, for eyes. Glue down.
MAKING FEET: Cut slits in sides of plate. Insert pre-cut pipe cleaners and bend around slit.
FOR ANTENNA: Cut slits at top of plate. Bend pipe cleaners around to fit.
CRAFT MAKING TIPS and CAUTIONS:
-- Jazz up your ladybugs with sparkles or beads! Glue down and let dry.
-- Wash off any paint stains on clothing or other items, immediately.
-- Acrylic paint does not wash out of clothes. (Adults should use this paint or, carefully, supervise children).
-- Use washable paint, markers, crayons or pencils when decorating.
-- Pipe cleaners are thin wires with fuzzy colorful material surrounding. (Adults should cut pipe cleaners and help children place and bend.)
-- Caution should always be used when using scissors. Young children may need help holding and using scissors. Adults may need to supervise.
-- Cut and place all construction paper pieces before gluing. (Children will need guidance placing construction paper pieces).
-- Caution when using glue. Adults should supervise young children. (Holding and squeezing a glue bottle may be difficult for young children.
-- Make sure to allow enough time for paint and glue to dry before displaying artistic creation.
PARTS OF A LADYBUG -
FUN TRIVIA AND FACTS
-- Ladybug spots fade with age.
-- Ladybugs will bite if squeezed.
-- The "lady" in ladybug refers to Virgin Mary.
-- Ladybugs bright colors warn predators away.
-- In Germany ladybugs are called Marienkafer, meaning Mary beetles.
-- Ladybugs seep, foul smelling, fluid from their leg joints when startled.
-- Entomologically speaking, ladybugs are not considered "bugs"…..they're beetles!
-- Why the name ladybug? Legend tells of Middle Age crops in Europe, plagued with pests. Farmers prayed to the blessed lady, Virgin Mary, to save their crops. Soon afterwards, farmers started seeing ladybugs in their fields. Their crops were miraculously saved!
Do ladybugs Fly? This slow motion video reveals the answer!