Firmly still in the middle of winter, I can’t help but start dreaming of spring. That means sunshine and flowers and warmth and all the bright colors that come to life again. And, bugs. But since it’s still going to be awhile until spring is sprung, we crafted together this CD Yarn Weaving Ladybugs Craft in the meantime.
This CD Yarn Weaving Ladybugs Craft uses one of my favorite craft supplies from way back, old CDs. Probably one of my favorite supplies because we had a bunch of them. Our supply has dwindled considerably, with help from our Recycled CD Penguins, our Valentine’s Day CD Snail, Recycled CD Valentine’s Day Love Bird, Countdown Clocks, a Fall Leaf Turkey Craft, and quite a few more. Yes, we really like CD crafts.
This CD Yarn Weaving Ladybugs Craft is made using red and black paint, red yarn, and black buttons. You’ll also need black paper, medium googly eyes, glue and tape, and scissors. You can also apply a layer of Mod Podge to the paint to keep it sealed.
CD Yarn Weaving Ladybugs Craft
- Old CDs
- Acrylic paint – red and black
- Red yarn
- Black buttons, various sizes
- Black paper
- Medium googly eyes
- Clear tape
- Mod Podge (optional)
First, paint a triangle of black on the CD.
Also paint it black around the center hole.
Paint the rest of the CD red. You may need a few coats to get the correct depth of color. Let dry. Now would be the time to apply Mod Podge to seal, if needed.
Apply various sizes of black buttons all around the red painted area. Keep the buttons fairly separated so the yarn can wrap around them. Let the glue dry on the buttons completely.
Take strands of red yarn, tape the end to the back of the CD, and begin wrapping from the edge of the black triangle, around the black buttons.
The red paint doesn’t need to be covered completely. The yarn just gives a fun texture element. Tape the finished ends to the back of the CD, trimming any excess yarn.
Cut a half circle from the black paper. Cut two thin rectangles from the black paper, as well. Accordion fold the two small rectangles, then glue in place for the antennae. Glue paper to the back of the CD. Adhere googly eyes.
The temperatures may still be terribly frigid, but at least these ladybugs can brighten our day. Be sure to check out more of our fun spring crafts at Our Kid Things!