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Easy craft for kids: Using ladybug cutouts to learn about measurements

Ladybugs can captivate a child’s learning experience about insects. These tiny little bugs are amazing creatures of nature. Many children would even be more amazed to learn that they can keep plants healthy by eating plant pests like aphids.

Ladybugs are wonders of nature. Some children may like to hold them in their hands and observe their wings and spots. They may even live right in their own backyard.

Other wonderful ways to learn about ladybugs is through art and crafts. Here, children can learn about measurements. You’ll be able to explore about ladybugs by using household items and coloring.

Ladybug

Materials:

  • Ladybug pattern
  • Red construction paper
  • Black crayon
  • Safety scissors
  • Safe household items

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Instructions:

  1. Printout the ladybug pattern available in the science section.
  2. Trace them onto red construction paper.
  3. Use red construction paper to make 12 ladybugs.
  4. Make simple spots and markings with black crayons.
  5. Optional: color them a different shade of red
  6. Cut them out with safety scissors.
  7. Use as many ladybugs as possible to measure different household items: spoons, spatulas, CD cases
  8. Use ladybugs to measure arms, hands, legs.
  9. Compare and discuss the findings.

Which are bigger or smaller? How many ladybugs did it take to make certain measurements? Use the ladybug patterns to also learn about concepts like half-dozen and dozen.

Concepts like math are not limited to counters or coins. Many simple items like ladybug cutouts are perfect for children to grasp addition and subtraction.

Did you have fun counting these ladybugs?

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

18 Comments

  1. What a fun way for kids to learn!



    • It’s always great to teach my daughter about science, math and Spanish. And she loves to do these projects.



  2. This is a super cute idea!! I will definitely be trying this with my son! 🙂



    • Oh, I hope you give it a try. My little one loves to play with ladybugs.



  3. Kim on at

    That does look like a lot of fun! I really should spend some more time crafting. I’m not good at it but I enjoy some of the cute projects out there.



    • Most of the project I have on this site are easy and fun to do with kids. Have fun!



  4. What a fun idea! Fun is what helps kids learn and remember.



  5. WendysHat on at

    I have always LOVED ladybugs and this craft is so cute. How fun! My favorite thing to do is buy a tub of them and let them go in my garden. Thanks for these ideas.



    • Oh, I wish I had a tub of ladybugs. It’s also fun to grow them, too.



  6. That is really cute. My son would love to do this!



    • I hope you get a chance to do this project with your son. Have fun!



  7. manjusha on at

    Oh! It’s really cute. I love to do this. Thanks…



    • I’m so glad you like this cute and easy project for kids.



  8. manjusha on at

    do Do you know any other crafts? i I am interested in doing crafts. will Will you help me…???



  9. manjusha on at

    Do you read malayalam?I am replaying in malayalam.Ithu kanichutannatinu nandiyundu. Please will you reply me in malayalam language?….



    • Thank you for your comment. Please, try to leave messages in English so all can read it. No, I don’t know malayalam.



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