Toddler Craft: Ladybug

As part of our week on red, I came up with a basic craft for G to do with Grandma while I was away at an appointment.  It is based off of the book Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth.

ladybug craft


  • Red cardstock or construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • A circle cutter (or a few different sized circles to trace and cut out)
  • Glue or tape
  • Googly eyes

How to:

Cut a medium circle (about 2.5 inches) and a small circle (about 1.5 inches) out of the red cardstock.  Cut several half inch circles out of the black construction paper.

Glue or tape the small circle to the medium circle’s outer edge, letting the small circle peek around the curve of the medium circle.

Put dots of glue on the back of the half inch black circles and have your young one place them where they would like on the back of the ladybug.

Cut out legs for the ladybug from the black construction paper and glue to the bottom of the ladybug.

Place googly eyes on the small red circle.


We will be using this craft and some others that we will make throughout our colors unit in a large craft later.  Check back and find out what it is!


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