Are you looking for an engaging and entertaining craft to make this Spring? Not only is this Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft for kids fun but your children will also be working on developmental skills as they create too.
Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft:
Weaving paper to create this ladybug craft is a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and hand and eye coordination. These are important because when your kids have strong developmental skills, it will help them be able to hold a pencil, write, and even turn pages in a book. To create this insect craft, your children will also need to work on following directions and paying attention. You’ll probably find that your child is concentrating on this project more than some of the others that you’ve worked on in the past.
Getting Ready To Make The Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft:
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- Red Card Stock
- Black Card Stock
- White Card Stock
- Glue Stick
- Black Marker
- Red Paint Pen
- Paper Cutter (optional)
To get ready to make this ladybug craft, click on the pencil below to download and print the template. I like to print the template on white card stock because it is sturdier and easier for kids to trace. Then, cut the pieces out.
How To Make The Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft:
As with all of our crafts and projects, adult supervision is required.
To begin making this insect craft, trace the wing template onto red card stock and cut out the pieces. Next, trace the body, antennae, and eye templates onto black card stock and cut out the pieces.
After cutting out the wings, fold each one in half and cut slits into it, but be careful not to cut too close to the edge to avoid tearing. Next, cut strips of black card stock. You can cut the strips by hand or use a paper cutter.
After cutting the black paper into strips, weave them in and out of the slits in the wings. Next, glue the edges of the paper strips to keep them from moving. Then, cut off excess paper off around the wings.
After weaving the paper, glue the wings onto the ladybug’s abdomen. Next, glue the eyes together and then glue them onto the ladybug’s head. To finish the ladybug’s head, glue the antennae onto the back of the ladybug’s head and then glue the head onto the ladybug’s abdomen.
Finally, use a red paint pen to draw a smile onto the ladybug’s head.
With Spring right around the corner, I know we’re all want to get outdoors. This insect craft is a great one to pack up and take with you to the park. Can you imagine a day out in the sunshine, eating a picnic lunch, and creating this adorable Paper Weaving Ladybug Craft together?
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!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the ladybug craft templates!