Creative Kids Moment: Colour Bugs-Red

C is very into colours right now. Since spring is on the way (really it is though, yes, I may be in denial about the snow), I thought we’d start a rainbow of bugs. We’re going to use paper plates for each of them. So here is our red installment: a ladybug!

ladybug 1I had C paint the plate earlier so it was dried and ready to go.  We gathered the rest of our supplies and I had prepped the cut pieces ahead of time so C wouldn’t be waiting around (and getting into mischief).  We had the red paper plate, a black semi circle, a black strip of paper, black paper antennae, six black dots (C wanted three dots on each side), two googly eyes, three black pipe cleaners cut in half, glue, and a paintbrush to apply it with.

I helped C with the positioning of the line, antennae, and the face.  C put on the eyes, dots, and legs himself.  A couple of tips regarding the legs: I folded the tip of each end of the pipe cleaners just so they aren’t pokey.  Also I taped the legs after the glue had dried so they would stay on better.

ladybug 2

Here are some great toddler friendly books about ladybugs for some fun reading after crafting.

The Very Lazy Ladybird by Isobel Finn and Jack Tickle. This book is about a ladybug who never learns to fly because she’s always sleeping.

Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth. This book has little plastic bugs on the page for a fun tactile touch and the pictures are very pretty.

The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle. This book is a bit more advanced as there is time telling involved. However, the majority of the story line is about a ladybug in a fighting mood and how he learns his lesson.  And, of course, there are Eric Carle’s fabulous illustrations to enjoy which is always a draw for me:)

Any other book recommendations out there?

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One Response to Creative Kids Moment: Colour Bugs-Red

  1. salma says:

    I love the idea of doing a craft and combining it with a book. I try and do that with my kids whenever I can 🙂

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