Make a Paper Plate Ladybug with Us!

What’s red and black and ready to fly? One of our favorite insects - little ladybugs! Make a paper plate ladybug with us today!
Creative Clubhouse KIDS

What You’ll Need​

  • Sheet of Black Paper
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Paper Plate
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Glue and/or Tape
  • Safety Scissors

What To Do

  1. Trace a small triangle on your paper plate.
  2. Cut the triangle out of your paper plate.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  3. Cut your piece of black paper in half and then measure it to cover the triangle on your plate.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  4. Attach your half sheet of black paper to the back of your paper plate.
  5. Trace one large circle and a bunch of little circles on your remaining piece of black paper.
  6. Cut out your circles.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  7. Glue your tiny circles around your paper plate.
  8. Cut your pipe cleaner in half and then in half again, creating two antennae.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  9. Attach your pipe cleaners to the back of your ladybug’s head using tape or glue.
  10. Using glue or tape, attach your ladybug’s head to the body. Using a red crayon, color in your paper plate and draw a smiley face on your ladybug.

And now you have your paper plate ladybug!

Grown-Ups

Show us your little one’s craft on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to [email protected].

Throughout spring we’ll be sharing a new craft every Thursday for you and your family to do together as part of NYCCT’s Creative Clubhouse! 

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