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Do your kiddos love ladybugs as much as mine do? This Ladybug Spoon Puppet Craft for Kids would be a fun activity to do while learning about the life cycle of ladybugs or anytime you need a quick and easy craft. They’re perfect for both spring and summer! Plus, they will have your students working on developing important fine motor skills.
*Pair with our Insect Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Ladybug Spoon Puppet Craft for Kids
To begin, gather your materials. You may already have everything you need to make these puppets on hand in your home or classroom.
- Wooden craft spoons
- Red cupcake liners
- Thick black markers
- Self-adhesive wiggle eyes
- Mini black pipe cleaners
- Safety scissors
- Double-sided tape
How to Make the Ladybug Spoon Puppets
To make your ladybugs, first, have your child or students use the black marker to color in the back of a wooden spoon.
I like to encourage the kids to color in as much as they can on the back of the spoon so that none of the unfinished wood is showing. This will form the ladybug’s head.
Next, add wiggle eyes to the ladybug’s head.
Invite your child or students to use safety scissors to cut the red cupcake liner in half. The kids may want to use the black marker to add dots to the cupcake liner to form the ladybug’s wings.
To make the antenna, the kids can fold the mini pipe cleaner in half. Then, they can curl the ends of the pipe cleaner by wrapping them around a pencil.
Lastly, have the kids use double-sided tape to attach the wings to the back of the spoon and attach the antenna to the head.
Now you’re ready to put on a show to welcome spring with your new ladybug spoon puppets!
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