Paint one paper plate black and the other in whatever color you choose. Red is traditional for ladybugs, but you can get colorful like we did if you like. Set aside to dry.
From black felt, cut out half a circle for the head. Use a jar, small bowl, or cup to trace a circle onto the fabric.
Once the paint has dried, take your colorful painted plate and begin making polka dots using a pouncer sponge lightly dabbed in black paint. Use multiple sponge sizes to create a realistic ladybug pattern.
After allowing the polka dots to dry, take the color paper plate (not the black one) and cut it in half. Line the two halves up with the black paper plate and spread the "wings" open a bit. Hold at the top and carefully poke a hoe through the top of the wings and through the black plate underneath. Still holding it in place, push the fastener through the hole and secure.
Glue the head over the top of the wings to hide the fastener. Glue wiggle eyes onto the head.
Expert Tips & FAQs
You may substitute the black felt with patterned fabric, craft foam, or construction paper. If you don't have wiggle eyes on hand, make your own out of white and black felt or craft foam.
This project for Paper Plate Ladybugs was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/paper-plate-lady-bugs/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.