Ladybugs from Recycled Lids
With spring in full swing, you're students are bound to run into plenty of creepy crawlers while playing outside. Bring some of the magic indoors with these ladybugs made from plastic bottle caps! They're fun, can supplement many lessons about nature, and provide unique classroom decorations!
Supplies You'll Need
- Plastic bottle caps from milk jugs, juices, sports drinks, etc.
- Wiggle eyes
- Black acrylic paint
- Kid's paint brushes
- Craft glue (Elmer's glue works fine) Using the black acrylic paint, design a head for the ladybug (an almond shape on one of the edges) then add spots. Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda suggests using the handle of the paintbrush for more controlled spots. Once the paint is dry, craft glue some wiggle eyes onto the head and you have a cute ladybug! Add magnets and have fun placing them around the room, use them as the border of a spring bulletin board, or allow your students to leave them on their desks!