I have always loved ladybug crafts because they are so darn cute. And, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a magnet freak too. In making these magnets I was able to use up some fabric scraps, so that was a major bonus.
Plus, they’re darn cutesy, don’t you think? That makes this project a win all the way around.
These colorful little ladybug magnets also make great gifts when you need to have several on hand. They remind me of my plastic lid ladybugs, but with a bit more color from the fabrics. Drop them into party bags, send to a secret sister, or put one at each place setting if you partake in tea parties. Fun just for a smile too. :)
Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets
These ladybugs are made from fabric scraps and coordinating felt and card stock colors. They are really easy to make, so let’s get started!
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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
- Fabric scraps
- Round plastic lid
- Felt to coordinate with your fabric
- Card stockBlack and white craft paint
- Round magnets
- Tools: scissors, pen, paintbrush, toothpick, glue stick
Trace around the round plastic lid onto the fabric. Use scissors to cut out the circle.
Cover the back of the fabric circle with a glue stick.
Stick the fabric circle to coordinating felt.
Glue the felt to the card stock.
Paint a semi-circle for the head with black paint.
Use the handle end of the paintbrush to dot on the whites of the eyes. let everything dry completely.
When dry, use a toothpick to dot black onto the whites of the eyes. Use scissors to cut around the ladybug leaving a felt border. Attach a magnet to the back with white craft glue.
And that’s it! I told you it was easy. :)
More ladybug crafts
Like I said before, I love ladybugs. :) I’ve chosen a few of my favorites for you below. I hope you enjoyed the project and are having a great summer!