Twirling LadyBugs

Looking for a great craft today? These adorable bugs (found on craftingbyamanda) will have you twirling with delight.  Super fun to make with your kids and don’t make you hate yourself later on for crafting (Cardboard box rocket ships ringing a bell to anyone now?)

They can go pretty much anywhere. We have some hanging on a tree in our backyard and Dean has some hung from his bedroom ceiling. We added some glow in the dark paint in the hopes that they would glow outside Dean’s bedroom window. Unfortunately they didn’t glow very bright (or at all). They are so cute and so fun to watch twirling out my window! Definitely dresses up our backyard and always puts a smile on your face!

So let’s get crafting….

What you’ll need:

  • construction paper (any color)
  • something round to trace
  • scissors
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • googlie eyes
  • glue
  • string

 

Instructions:

  • Using something round trace circles on all the different colored paper you have chosen for your bugs. You will need two circles for each bug.
  • Cut out the circles and make a slit from the bottom to the middle on each one.
  • Take two matching colored circles. Place side by side, one circle with the slit on top and the other circle with the slit on the bottom (this will ensure you the faces match up when you put them together).

  • Paint the face with a solid color across the top. Then paint your spots
  • Let them dry then flip and do the other side exactly the same
  • Glue those cute eyes on each section (there are 4 sections / 8 eyes per bug)
  • Punch a hole in the top of bug and tie some string on it
  • Using your hot glue gun, run a small strip of glue along the slits to hold it together and make it twirl!
  • Hang on your favorite tree or porch (or in your home) and enjoy!

I really hope you and your little ones enjoy these as much as we did! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share!

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