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Crafts/DIY

Claypot Ladybugs

Find out how simple mini clay pots can be transformed into a Mama and Baby Ladybug just in time for the summer garden season.

Generally, ladybugs are associated with goodness, positivity, and good luck! I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better reason to add them to our decor inside and out

Here’s what you need to make some of your own Claypot Ladybugs:

  • Clay Pots – 2.5” and 1.5” in diameter
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Red, Pink
  • Craft Foam, Black
  • Wiggle Eyes, Four
  • Pom Poms, Black Tinsel, Four
  • Chenille Stem, Black, One
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with New Eraser

Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels from the claypots. 

Base coat 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.

Add polka dot cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Attach ladybug 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.

These are seriously some of the cutest ladybugs I’ve seen and they’re a great family fun craft activity to complete with the littles in your life.

They are also 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!

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