Have some ladybug fun with this sweet toilet paper ladybug craft for preschoolers. Only a few supplies and a free ladybug template.
The ladybug is one of the few bugs everyone can love. Instead of slimy or hairy skin, creepy eyes, or spindly legs, they have a sweet, rounded shape and colorful wings. These tiny creatures bring a smile to the faces of kids all over the world.
We love ladybugs because of their adorable pop of color which is a reminder of Spring and Summer! We’re always excited to share fun ladybug-themed crafts like this super cute toilet paper roll ladybug craft for kids.
Kid crafts aren’t just about DIYing some fin decorations, they are a great way to teach kids about all kinds of plants, animals, and ideas. Every time you find one of your favorite MWH crafts, think about all the information you and your kids can look up about the topic. Get inspired with any of our activities and crafts.
Easy Ladybug Crafts
We promise it’s not as complicated as it sounds! Kids of all ages can help you with this one! Kids love cutting, gluing, and painting and this cute ladybug craft has all that and more.
Even if you’re not particularly artistic or crafty, this ladybug craft for kids will have you feeling very Pinterest-worthy. It’s a hearty craft that is very forgiving. One mistake won’t have you starting over. Those little black ladybug dots can cover up almost any “oops”!
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Ladybug Fun Facts
Speaking of ladybug dots, did you know the coloring of ladybugs is meant to deter predators? (We didn’t either, but we love spreading this fun fact to our kiddos.) The red and black colors signal a warning to potential predators to stay away.
Ladybugs produce a chemical that is toxic and tastes terrible to other insects and animals who might eat them. The brighter the red, the more toxins the ladybug produces. In fact, most insects and bugs with a similar coloring of red or orange and black are also trying to warn their predators not to bite.
The number of black spots on a ladybug’s back is not an indicator of age despite what you may have been told. The number of spots on a ladybug actually determines what species they are.
There are over 5,000 species of ladybugs. They are commonly red and black, but they can also be yellow, orange, brown, pink, or even all black! (So go ahead and let your free-spirited children color them any way they like.)
Despite their petite size, ladybugs eat a ton of aphids. Aphids feast on plants and will destroy crops. Ladybugs are very valuable to farmers and are considered by many to be good luck.
The ladybug’s hearty diet helps it prepare for winter. Ladybugs that live in cooler climates hibernate during winter. They can lay dormant for up to nine months surviving on the food they consume when not hibernating.
Like their colorful insect cousin, the bee, ladybug numbers are in decline. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why and believe the causes to be a number of factors. Help educate your kids about the importance of taking care of Mother Nature with this cute ladybug craft.
Supplies for Toilet Paper Lady Bug Craft
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Printable Template (download below)
- Colorful Craft Papers
- Googly Eyes
- Plastic Wire or colored paper fasteners
How To Make Toilet Paper Ladybug
Start with downloading the ladybug template (below). Print and cut out each of the pieces of the
Wrap the toilet paper roll with the black rectangular craft paper.
Cut out the ladybug’s wings (elytra). Cut wire approximately an inch long, and bend it into a U shape.
Overlap the top of each wing (elytra).
Poke a hole in the top using the plastic black wire. Join the two wings together.
Glue the black spots on the ladybug’s wings.
Poke a hole in the middle part of the toilet paper roll.
Put the plastic wire through the hole and separate the ends affixing to the inside.
Using the glue, adhere the antennas on top of the toilet paper roll on the inside of the ladybug.
Glue two googly eyes on the ladybug.
Glue the ladybug’s mouth to finish the craft. Viola, you have a cute ladybug!
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- Start with downloading the ladybug template (below). Print and cut out each of the pieces of the
- Wrap the toilet paper roll with the black rectangular craft paper.
- Cut out the ladybug’s wings (elytra). Cut wire approximately an inch long, and bend it into a U shape.
- Overlap the top of each wing (elytra).
- Poke a hole in the top using the plastic black wire. Join the two wings together.
- Glue the black spots on the ladybug’s wings.
- Poke a hole in the middle part of the toilet paper roll.
- Put the plastic wire through the hole and separate the ends affixing to the inside.
- Using the glue, adhere the antennas on top of the toilet paper roll on the inside of the ladybug.
- Glue two google eyes on the ladybug.
- Glue the ladybug’s mouth to finish the craft. Viola, you have a cute ladybug!
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