DOLLAR STORE CLAY POT LADYBUG CRAFT
Simple mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, craft foam and pom poms transform into a Mama and Baby Ladybug just in time for the summer garden season.
- Dollar Store Clay Pots – 2.5” and 1.5” in diameter – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Red, Pink
- Craft Foam, Black – Dollar Store
- Wiggle Eyes, Four – Dollar Store
- Pom Poms, Black Tinsel, Four – Dollar Store
- Chenille Stem, Black, One – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Pencil with New Eraser
Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels. Basecoat both clay pots with red acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.
Cut a larger and smaller half circle from black craft foam. Cut out 6-8 small circles from black craft foam for each Ladybug’s spots.
Cut a 12” chenille stem in half and fold both sections in half. Attach two wiggle eyes to each Ladybug head with a glue gun and glue sticks. Then glue the Mama and Baby Ladybug heads to the base of the clay pots. Attach the spots with a glue gun and glue sticks.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.
Add polka dot cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Attach Bee heads to bases of clay pots.
Attach a black tinsel pom pom to the cut end of both sets of antennae with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue the folded end to the back of the Mama and Baby Ladybug heads.
A great family fun craft activity to complete with the kiddos. The perfect place card for a summer barbecue dinner, fun tag for a summer birthday present, or decoration to gift to a neighbor or co-worker!