Every child I know loves ladybugs: holding them on their little hands, waiting to see which way they’ll fly. Our ladybug crafts for kids will help your child enjoy having their own cute ladybug they can carry around without hurting. And you won’t have to catch them and house them! These ladybug walnut crafts are adorable.
Have fun making a walnut ladybug – other Walnut crafts
One weekend we had fun thinking of all the things we can turn a plain ol’ walnut into. We came up with a bunch of ideas for walnut shells for crafts:
- Walnut Bumble Bee: No need to break this walnut in half, just turn it into a buzzing bumble bee
- Walnut Mouse: Another walnut shell half turned into a mouse this time.
- Mini Jack O’Lantern: Another fun craft with a simple walnut. This ones for Halloween.
Ladybugs are such beautiful little critters! So today we’re going to share with you how to make cute little ladybugs from walnut shells.
This ladybug can easily be turned into a fridge magnet by gluing a small magnetic dot on the back.
You will need walnut shell halves. In order to get your half shells, slowly twist a sharp knife (carefully) on the walnut end: adults only. Please don’t let your child do this!
Here’s a video if you are a visual person.
A tip I’ve heard and tested… baked the walnuts for 15 minutes at 350 in the oven before cracking.
How To Use Walnut Shells for Crafts like this Ladybug
Turn walnut shells into adorable ladybugs: your kids will have a lot of fun and a new friend to take with them to school or grandma's house 😉
- Walnut halves
- Paint (red and black)
- Glitter paint (red)
- Googly eyes
Paint 3/4 of your walnut half with red paint. The small unpainted area is for the ladybugs' face.
Allow it to dry completely.
Paint red glitter paint over top of the red paint.
Again allow this to dry fully.
Once all the red is dry, paint the front of your shell with black and add some black spots on top of the red shell.
Glue your two googly eyes on the black area. Allow everything to dry again.
If you decide to make these as fridge magnets, all you need to do is glue a magnet to the back!
Ladybug are such beautiful looking little critters! What fun ladybug crafts for kids!
Can you think of any other crafts with walnut shells?
More Ladybug Crafts for Kids
My ladybug crafts for Preschoolers is hugely popular as soon as March hits!
This fun Ladybug Puzzle Craft will be a huge hit with your kids. Best of all you’ll only need a few items to make this moveable little friend!
Here is a fantastic ladybug handprint craft which you can find over on The Inspiration Edit. It’s simple, easy and fun to make with little ones.
More Easy Bug Crafts Like This One:
Pom Pom Caterpillar: Make another fun insect with some pom poms.
Spider Friend: A few more pom poms and a pipe cleaner and you have a spider too!
Do you like this Walnut Ladybug Craft?
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!