During our nature camp, our preschoolers had fun putting together this simple ladybug craft. I love to add some learning to our activities, so we did some counting while putting the ladybugs together. My inspiration for this activity came from this post.
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What you will need:
- red paper plate
- black tempera paint
- circle stamp
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- google eyes
- black construction paper
- Scotch tape
- white glue
Before inviting the preschoolers to create their ladybugs, I cut the paper plates in half, cut circles from the black construction paper, and cut the yarn into separate pieces.
I poured black tempera paint into individual dishes and we used a circle stamp to make black spots on the red plate.
We set them aside to dry while enjoying other ladybug activities. We even had a ladybug party in the dramatics area!
Once it was dry, it was time to assemble the rest of the body.
I made a number line from 1 to 6 and had the preschoolers place a piece of yarn on each number. This was a great way to work on their counting skills along with 1:1 correspondence.
They turned their plates upside down and arranged the 6 pieces of yarn so that they hung off the straight edge of the plate. Once in place, the yarn pieces were secured with Scotch tape.
The black construction paper heads were glued onto the plate, and then the google eyes were glued on top of them.
The antennae were then glued above the eyes.
And there they are!
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