Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lady Bug Lifecycle Craft

A book my daughter checked out from the library recently, inspired us to do some research about ladybugs. We spent a day learning about the ladybug lifecycle and did a fun ladybug life cycle craft.

In this post I will share how to make your own ladybug life cycle craft and share some resources for learning about ladybugs!

Ladybug Lifecycle Craft from The Barefoot Mom

Making a Lifecycle Ladybug:

For this craft you will need:

-A red piece of construction paper

-A black piece of construction paper

-A white piece of paper

-A black marker


-Glue or paste

-A stapler

-Crayons or markers

-A pair of googly eyes

-A pipe cleaner

Start by tracing a large circle of the same size on the red, white, and black pieces of paper (we traced a medium sized pot). Then cut the circles out. Cut a straight line up the center of the red paper almost to the top. Leave about a half inch at the top uncut.

Next glue the white circle onto the black circle and draw lines dividing the white paper into quarters.

Next have your child draw a picture and label of each of the 4 parts of the ladybug life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, adult), one in each section of the white circle. You can read about the ladybug life cycle at Kids Growing Strong: Ladybug Lifecycle or watch this video: Lifecycle of a Ladybug.

Next cut a small circle out of the left over black construction paper (we traced a cup). Staple the small black circle onto the top of the white circle, this will be your ladybug's head. Then staple the red circle over the white circle. Staple it just at the top so the "wings" can open. 

Draw black spots on the red wings. Glue the googly eyes on the head. Fold the pipe cleaner in half and staple onto the top of the head for antennas. 

Ladybug Craft from The Barefoot Mom

Now you have a ladybug and when you open it's wings you have a diagram of the ladybug lifecycle!

More Resources About Ladybugs:

-National Geographic Kids: Ladybird Facts!

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  1. My son has been so curious about ladybugs this spring! This will help him learn more about them. Thank you for sharing!

  2. How fun! My 7 year old would love this, she is a craft-o-holic!

  3. Simple, cute, and effective! I like it! I'm sure little kids do, too.

  4. Stopping by from the Littles Learning Linkup... What a cute ladybug idea! Pinning to my Letter of the Week board since we focused on ladybugs when we covered letter L. :)


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