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Flower Pot Ladybug Craft

Are you looking for book activities for your kids to do this spring? This Flower Pot Ladybug Craft is a creative project for your children to create after reading The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. 

 

The Grouchy Ladybug Craft for Kids

 

Flower Pot Ladybug Craft:

This ladybug craft is not only fun for your kids to create, but it’s also inexpensive and easy-to-make! You can make this project with your children in your classroom, homeschool co-op, or child care center.

 

The Grouchy Ladybug Inspired Craft

 

How Do I Use The Flower Pot Craft?

Depending on the size of the flower pot, there are many different ways that you can use it. We planted seeds that attract butterflies and put it on our porch. We can watch and study the insects when they visit the flowers. 

 

You can also give this adorable ladybug flower pot to someone special. It’s simple and inexpensive gift for your students to create for Mother’s Day.

 

Getting Ready To Make The Flower Pot Ladybug Craft:

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What’s Needed:

  • Small Clay Flower Pot 
  • Red Craft Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Plate
  • Googly Eyes 
  • Black Pipe Cleaner  
  • Glue

 

Paint Craft for Kids

 

To get the activity ready, gather the supplies of each of your children. You may want to cover the table of work surface with paper or a tablecloth. You may also want to place the clay flower pots on paper plates or plastic trays. 

 

As with all crafts and activities, adult supervision is required. 

 

How To Make The Flower Pot Ladybug Craft:

After reading the book The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, your kids will paint the small clay flower pot with the red craft paint. 

 

Flower Pot Craft for Kids

 

After the red paint dries, your children will use the black craft paint to paint a line down the front of the clay pot. 

 

Ladybug Craft for Kids

 

Next, your kids will paint spots on both sides of the line. 

 

Book-Inspired Activity

 

While the paint dries, your children will cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in half. They will then curl the ends for the antennae.

 

After creating the ladybug’s antennae, your kids will glue the pipe cleaner inside of the clay flower pot above the black like. 

 

Book Activity

 

Then, your children will glue the googly eyes on the the rim of the pot. You can use self-adhesive googly eyes too.

 

Finally, your kids will paint a frowny face on the ladybug to make it like the grouchy one in the story.

 

Book-Inspired Craft for Kids

 

This Flower Pot Ladybug Craft is a creative project for your kids to make this spring after reading The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. 

 

 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this ladybug craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

 

Craft for Kids

 

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Flower Pot Ladybug Craft

Flower Pot Ladybug Craft

This Flower Pot Ladybug Craft is a creative project for your kids to make this spring after reading The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. 

Materials

  • Small Clay Flower Pot 
  • Red Craft Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paper Plate
  • Googly Eyes 
  • Black Pipe Cleaner  
  • Glue

Instructions

After reading the book The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, your kids will paint the small clay flower pot with the red craft paint. 

After the red paint dries, your children will use the black craft paint to paint a line down the front of the clay pot. 

Next, your kids will paint spots on both sides of the line. 

While the paint dries, your children will cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in half. They will then curl the ends for the antennae.

After creating the ladybug's antennae, your kids will glue the pipe cleaner inside of the clay flower pot above the black like. 

Then, your children will glue the googly eyes on the the rim of the pot. You can use self-adhesive googly eyes too.

Finally, your kids will paint a frowny face on the ladybug to make it like grouchy one.

 

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