Ladybug Crafts for Kids

Our ladybug crafts for kids will help you capture the essence of these cute little bugs, without having to catch them and house them.

We had fun one weekend thinking of all the things we can turn a plain ol' walnut into.

Walnuts are sooo much fun! And, ladybugs are such beautiful little critters.

Walnut Ladybug

This ladybug was one of our creations. And she can be turned easily into a fridge magnet by gluing a piece of magnetic strip on the back.

You will need walnut shell halves. This can be done by carefully cracking the walnuts, and it is very common to break one half! A tip I've heard and tested... baked the walnuts for 15 minutes at 350 in the oven before cracking.

Craft Supplies:

  • Walnut halves
  • Paint (red and black)
  • Glitter paint (red)
  • Paint brushes
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Step #1:

Paint 3/4 of your walnut half with red paint. The small unpainted area is for the ladybugs' face.

Allow it to dry completely.

Step #2:

Paint red glitter paint over top of the red paint. 

Again allow this to dry fully.

Step #3:

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.

Also, glue your two googly eyes on the black area. 

Allow everything to dry again. 

If you are choosing 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!

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More Easy Crafts Like This One:

Walnut Mouse: Another walnut shell half turned into a mouse this time.

Walnut Bumble Bee: No need to break this walnut in half, just turn it into a buzzing bumble bee.

Mini Jack O'Lantern: Another fun craft with a simple walnut. This ones for Halloween.

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!

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