Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lady Bug Spring Craft

Spring is officially here.  Although strangely enough it doesn't feel that way here in Cyprus.  Rain and thunder storms are definitely not what we expect this time of year.

Our first Spring time project is a Lady Bug collage.


I've started a Spring theme with Emma. We've been working on building a Spring Wall, full with bugs & butterflies, flowers, kites and sun. 

This is a poster that I made which says "Spring" in Serbian and Greek.  It will be placed in the middle of Emma's wall and I'm planning to fill it with lots of spring time crafts.

What you'll need:
Thick paper
Red tissue paper
Black paper or magazine cut outs
Glue
Scissors
  1. Draw a lady bug with pencil on a thick piece of paper and then cut about 1cm around the shape. 
  2. Rip pieces of red tissue paper and scrunch them into little balls. I had Emma help me with this part.
  3. Cut 6 larger black circles for Lady Bug spots and 2 smaller ones for antennae.  We ran out of black paper, and we had no black tissue paper so we ended up using magazine pages with black print on them. 
Next is the really fun part.  Have your child put glue all over the lady bug.  She'd need to be supervised for this, or if its a small child you could put the glue yourself.

  Glue the spots first.


Then glue the red tissue to the body of the Lady Bug.

Next come the rest of the black bits.
And voila! You're done! Its such a simple activity and its great to do as part of our Spring Time theme.

Oh so proud of herself!
Emma wanted to put this on the wall immediately! We will, of course, as soon as its dry.

Check back soon for lots of spring time crafts.

  
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20 comments:

  1. I am LOVING your blog. I am so glad that I found it through the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. You have so many cute ideas that I can't wait to use with my own little ones. I just finished teaching a Bugs and Creepy Crawlies Unit to my preschool class, so my students would love making these adorable ladybugs.
    Shauna
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  2. newest fan from frugal invitation. cute little girl and lady bug. look forward to reading more posts.

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  3. What an adorable little girl! Just following from the blog hop. If you're interested stop by and link up with my Wordless Wednesday blog hop http://hisperfectpromises.blogspot.com/2011/03/wordless-wednesdays-family.html Have a great day!

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  4. This is so cute! Emma has the sweetest smile. :)

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  7. New follower via the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! I also love to do kid friendly crafts and cooking with my pre-schooler and I'm glad I came across your site!
    Nicole
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  8. This is adorable! My boys would love it and it would be easy to do with the kids that I babysit.

    Thanks for linking up to Friendly Wednesday! I'm a new follower. Have a great week!

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  9. such a cute craft! (:

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  11. This ladybug is adorable! Great craft project!

    Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

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  12. Very sweet... I miss doing arts and crafts with my girls when they were little... Our first day of Spring it poured..
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  13. Cute idea!
    Thank you for participating in the Relax and Make Friends Wednesday blog hop hosted by Rachel’s Reviews & Mom Always Finds Out. Hope to see you again next week!
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  14. That is sooo cute. I am a new follower.
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  15. Such a cute idea, and an even cuter little girl! I am a new follower, following from Keepin' Company Thursday, and I would be THRILLED if you followed back! I have preschool aged kids and know I can learn a lot from your fun blog!

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  16. your daughter is so darling. like a mini (but adorable) Martha Stewart!!

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  17. I found you through Having Fum Blog Hop. I'm a new follower.

    Loved this post and the lady bug craft. And even more so the adorable child working so hard to get it right.

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  18. What a cute idea! I love the adorable crafts that my son would love (which says a lot... he's picky as he is an Aspie). I'll definitely have to try some!

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  20. Aww! A spring wall sounds like a cute idea! Following you now from Thursday's blog hop! Have a great day!
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