I love ladybug stuff. I should probably rephrase that, I love making ladybug stuff! They’re so darn cute, and so easy to make. If there’s something round and red, chances are I’ll turn it into a ladybug!
I’ve actually been meaning to make this hat for a couple of months, but you know how that is, things you want to do get pushed aside for things you have to do. So I squeezed it in between things I had to do today. :)
This is a really easy project, and super fun for kids. You can get this done in the morning and wear it in the afternoon!
Ladybug Baseball Hat
You will need
red baseball cap
black and white acrylic paint
round stencil sponges
What you do
Mix one part textile medium and 2 parts black paint in a small dish or paint palette. Dip large round applicator in black paint and gently scrape off excess. Press applicator onto hat, gently turn the applicator in a circular motion if you want to make the circle larger. It’s also helpful to do this to smooth out the border of the circle. Repeat this all over the top of the hat.
Use a wide paintbrush to paint the bill of the hat with black paint. Let it dry completely.
Use large round applicator dipped in white paint (mixed with textile medium) and dot two eyes onto the black bill. When the white is dry, use a smaller round applicator to dot on two pupils.
Could that be any easier?? If you liked this, you might also like my recycled ladybug jar, paper plate ladybugs, and my plastic lid ladybugs.
My friend Sherri over at About.com has some more awesome ladybug crafts that are perfect for kids!
Ladybug Baseball Hat
- red baseball cap
- black and white acrylic paint
- textile medium
- round stencil sponges
- Mix one part textile medium and 2 parts black paint in a small dish or paint palette. Dip large round applicator in black paint and gently scrape off excess. Press applicator onto hat, gently turn the applicator in a circular motion if you want to make the circle larger. It's also helpful to do this to smooth out the border of the circle. Repeat this all over the top of the hat.
- Use a wide paintbrush to paint the bill of the hat with black paint. Let it dry completely. Use large round applicator dipped in white paint (mixed with textile medium) and dot two eyes onto the black bill. When the white is dry, use a smaller round applicator to dot on two pupils.
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Nancy Z. says
I call my granddaughter Arina ladybug. She is turning one this July 27th and of course I got my son and his girlfriend to throw her a ladybug 1st birthday party. the ladybug is lite green and pink and brown and pink theme colors. I love making different crafts for my family and friends. I'm not great but they turn out ok looking. anyway, I am going to try and do some of your craft ideas. thanks for your tips.
Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says
Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! What a cute hat! I hope you’ll join me again next week for another fantastic party! Have a great week!
That's cute! I love the little eyes! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!
That is so cute, I especially like the ladybug. There was a time when my youngest would have worn that everywhere.
Thanks For Sharing Amanda, another too cute ladybug project….i'd love to see all my kids in this one!
Now, if i can just find red baseball caps, hmmm.
all the best!
Sweet & so easy!
That hat is just adorable!
too cute!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!
Lanie Ree says
Aw, this is adorable! You always do the best ladybug eyes.
Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!
i am loving this hat and i am going to make one for my little girl– great idea!
That is so cute! Great idea. I was thinking that Katrina says her boys might not like it, so you could try something similar with spiders for the boys – if you use pipe cleaners coming out of the side of the had like legs and use a black hat.
Susan @ Entertain Exchange says
I am featuring your hat as part of a ladybug party inspiration post on Thursday. It's very cute!
Stephanie Lynn says
Super cute Amanda. This would be so adorable for a lady bug party! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are having a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
Its So Very Cheri says
What a cute hat. Thanks for poasting to the party.
How cute! Perfect for a little halloween costume for a baby!!!
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That is so cute Amanda! I love the idea of doing this with kids. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
That is so fun!!!
I too love little ladybugs. I guess you can tell by my blog name :)How cute are your projects. Thanks for sharing. I am more of a sew-er than a crafter… should you get a minute, come check me out.
Your ladybug stuff is always so cute (how could anything ladybug not be cute!) and creativie! Thanks for sharing this one!
Really cute hat! Not sure my boys would go for it though! ;)
Thanks ladies! :)
Oh my gosh! This is so cute!!!!! :)
Lovely! It would make a lovely gift also!
Totally creative!! Great idea.