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With an unexpected break last week, it’s taken us a bit longer than planned to get this one up but the next page in our preschool alphabet book is finally here!
This lowercase letter L ladybug is a bit messier than most of our other alphabet crafts, but it was so much fun to make and is perfect for Spring!
It’s also a great way to work on those fine motor skills as well.
Now, with this craft, you could either use paint for the ladybug’s spots or, if you’re needing an alternative that isn’t quite as messy, you could easily swap the paint out for stickers or construction paper circles that you cut out and glue on. Whatever works for you!
To get started though, you’ll need a few supplies:
- Red and black construction paper
- A sheet of white card stock
- A black pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
- Cotton ball
- Black paint
First thing you’re going to want to do is cut out your pieces.
The lowercase L from the black construction paper is easy enough that it is a perfect practice project for little ones that are just beginning to use scissors, and the wings are easily made from the red by cutting out a circle that is about 3/4 the length of your letter L and cutting it in half.
Once your pieces are cut out, start by having your child glue their letter right into the middle of the their sheet of card stock.
Add some googly eyes, of course, and then attach the wings.
To make our ladybug look like it was getting ready to fly, we simply connected the half circles at the top, just below the googly eyes, and opened them up a bit at the bottom.
Next up, the antenna! Grab your pipe cleaner and cut it in half.
Next, take one of those halves and cut it in half again. From there, wrap them around a pencil or even your finger to make the loop and then glue them on. Or, if you’re anything like us, just tape them on :)
Finally, it’s time to add the spots.
Now, my oldest LOVES to paint but can’t stand getting any on his hands with his sensory issues.
If this is the case for your child as well, just give them a clothespin that they can use to hold on to their cotton ball. Pour a little paint onto a paper plate and let them stamp spots all over their ladybug.
And that’s it! Another adorable page to add to your alphabet book :)
Of course, while you’re waiting for it to dry, grab the interactive alphabet pages below and a Do-A-Dot marker and get your lowercase letter L page ready for your book!