We were looking for a fun way to clip my daughter’s papers from our unit study on ladybugs together and decided to whip up a cute little ladybug clothespin craft. It’s a super easy quick kids’ craft and goes perfectly with the ladybug headband craft that we made the other day.
Since Easter was last weekend, we still had the small circles left from the back of the egg dye kits, so we put them to good use by turning them into ladybugs. Some construction paper, glue, markers and scissors were all we needed to create the perfect little ladybug clips! Here’s how we did it.
Ladybug Clothespin Craft for Kids
Ages: 4+ (with adult supervision)
Time: 15 minutes
- Cardboard circles
- Child scissors
- Red construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Cut a small cardboard circle in half.
- Trace the half-circle shape on the red construction paper and cut it out.
- Color black dots on the half circle.
- Glue the red construction paper half-circle to the half-circle cardboard piece to make the ladybug’s body.
- Glue the body to the clothespin.
- Cut a small head out of black construction paper and glue it to the ladybug’s body on the clothespin.
- Let it dry completely before using.
OPTIONAL: Add a magnet to the back of the clothespin to create a refrigerator magnet!
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