If I had to choose my favorite bug, and really, when would I ever have to choose my favorite bug? If I did, though, it would have to be the ladybug. Sure, there are so many variations and they seem like they’re everywhere. But your regular variety ladybug is still rather pretty as far as bugs go. And as far as crafts go, our Paper Plate Lacing Ladybugs Craft is tops, too!
We do love lacing crafts. They’re so great for hand/eye coordination, and they’re just fun. We’ve done Cardboard Lacing Hearts, a Lacing Love Lion, a Plastic Lid Lacing Turtle, an Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft, as well as a Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft for Halloween. You just can’t go wrong with your hole punch.
For our Paper Plate Lacing Ladybugs Craft, you will first need paper plates. The rest of the supplies include a ¼” hole punch, a 1” hole punch, acrylic paint, red yarn, black paper, and googly eyes. We may love our googly eyes almost as much as we love our hole punch. That’s a lotta love.
Most of all, though, we hope you love this Paper Plate Lacing Ladybugs Craft as much as we do!
PAPER PLATE LACING LADYBUGS CRAFT
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- paper plates
- red yarn
- acrylic paint – green, a darker green, blue, white, and black
- ¼” hole punch
- 1” hole punch
- black paper
- googly eyes
- clear tape
- school glue
First, paint your paper plates. We used two, one painted green the other blue. We also added in touches of a darker green on the green plate for a deeper grass look and puffs of white mixed with the blue for a more sky kind of look. Let dry.
Then, draw two circles on the plate with a light pencil. We used the bottom of a bottle as a template. About 2 ½ inches around is what you need to have. Just make sure there’s plenty of room around the circle for your holes.
Poke a hole in the middle of the circle you’re about to cut with a pointy pair of scissors, going up to one side. Then, cut around the pencil. Cut this cut-out circle fully in half. Paint both sides black. Do one for each plate you’re crafting.
Poke holes all around your circle. If you get to your circle and the plate rips, simply apply a small piece of clear to the rip.
Cut a long piece of red yarn. Thread one end through a hole and tape in place. Then, begin threading through all the holes randomly. Once done, tape the other end to secure on back of the plate.
Punch 1” and ¼” holes from the black paper. Also cut the thinnest long rectangle you can and fold in a V shape. Glue the V on back of the top of the black half circles. Then, glue the black half circles in place for your ladybugs’ faces. Bend V upwards slightly off the plate and adhere googly eyes.
Glue different sized punched circles around the red yarn body. And there’s now a spring scene of ladybugs! Be sure to check out even more fun spring crafts at Our Kid Things!