Kids Craft: Paper Tube Ladybug

Posted by Andreja Vucajnk

Learn how to transform a simple paper tube into an adorable little ladybug. This is an easy craft project to do with your kids.

Kids have this odd fascination with all things crawly and bugs are usually high in their "favourite things in the world" lists. Now even if you (and I) are not exactly a fan of bugs, we can agree there are a few cute ones out there, ladybug being one of them.

I do like the adorable bugs, so I will be showing you a super simple tutorial on how to make a paper roll ladybug with your kids.

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  • paper roll (from paper kitchen towels or similar)
  • black construction paper
  • red construction paper
  • wiggly eyes stickers
  • black marker
  • glue stick
  • scissors
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Cut a strip of black construction paper, the strip has to be wide enough to cover the whole length of the paper roll (or slightly more as you can always trim it later).

Use the glue stick and wrap the black construction paper around the paper roll, wait a while for the glue to set. Trim if necessary.

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Cut a circle shape out of the red construction paper, many household items can be used as a template if you don't have a compass at hand.. Cut it in half and draw on black spots with the black marker. Stick the ladybug wings onto the now black paper tube.

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Stick on two wiggly eyes stickers, these little babies are way easier to use than your regular googly eyes and look as fun (if not even more). Cut two antennae out of black construction paper and stick them onto your adorable little ladybug.

And your ladybug is ready to fly away!

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