Over the years I’ve made a lot of ladybug crafts, after all, they are my favorite! If you’re looking for a ladybug craft to do with the kids, you will find plenty of ideas here. I’ve collected more than 20 different ladybug project ideas, and some of them are edible too!
I’ve even included some in my other roundup, Colorful Kids Crafts!
Ladybug Crafts and Recipes
In this collection of ladybug craft ideas, you will find ladybugs made from paper, paper plates, CDs, plastic lids and even egg cartons! The edible ladybug projects listed below include fun snacks, desserts, and even breakfast.
- Ladybugs are actually beetles
- In Europe, they are known as ladybirds
- People believe it to be good luck if a ladybug lands on your hand
- Farmers love ladybugs because they eat plant-eating insects that harm their crops
- There are roughly 5,000 species of ladybug in the world
- Ladybugs aren’t always red, they are sometimes orange, yellow, pink or brown
- Some species of ladybug have stripes instead of spots
- Ladybugs eat pesky fruit flies
- Ladybugs got their name from European farmers in the middle ages. Their crops were being destroyed by aphids. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary and ladybugs came and ate the aphids. Hence the farmers called them “Our Lady’s beetles”.
Do you have any favorite ladybug ideas? Anything fun you have created lately? Be sure to share in the comments!
This post originally appeared here on Jul 4, 2018.