In this article: 14 different ladybug crafts for preschoolers to help teach about this amazing little insect!

Are your kids as obsessed with ladybugs as mine? Seriously, it’s like the point out every single lady bug they see. Which is a lot. Especially when they come INSIDE in the fall!

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But really ladybugs are amazing. And so cool to learn about. From their larva stage that looks NOTHING like a grown ladybug, to their bright red shells and black dots, ladybugs are just fun. 

Plus if you garden, they are very beneficial to your plants as well since they eat aphids!


14 Fun Ladybug Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers to Enjoy


14 Fun Ladybug Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers to Enjoy


Maybe you are planning a fun ladybug unit for your kids, or maybe you just want to make some fun crafts, either way you and your preschooler will love these ladybug crafts!

But first, let me share some of our family favorite books about ladybugs:

No unit on ladybugs is complete without a few good stories!

How here are the crafts:

Ladybug Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers & Toddlers


Ladybug Puzzle Craft

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This is such a cute ladybug craft! And I don't know about you, but I have loads of old puzzles hanging around missing a few pieces. So this is a great way to recycle instead of throw out!

Plus the puzzle piece wings really move!

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Painted Ladybug Rocks Craft

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I love painted rocks. And I think it's just a fun tradition to leave them where others can find them!

This painted ladybug craft is super cute and simple for kids of all ages.

You can even put them in the garden to deter pests from eating your strawberries!

Get all the details below:

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How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

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We aren't beer or soda drinkers, but my husband does have a soft spot for really good bottled root beer, and because of the kids have a pretty hefty collection of bottle caps.

Now they can't paint them to look like lady bugs!

Click below to learn how to make this fun ladybug craft!

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Ladybug Handprint Art For Preschool Kids

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We moms love handprint crafts, right? I mean you get a cute work of art to hang plus you can remember how little they used to be!

Luckily kids tend to like to get messy when it comes to painting too.

Get the instructions on how to make this fun hand print ladybug craft!

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Ladybug Slime and How to Get the Best Slime Color

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Ladybugs + Slime! Sign me up. Red coloring and a few little ladybug gems really spice up this slime.

Get all the details on how to make ladybug slime below:

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How to Make a Ladybug with a Recycled Egg Carton

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Isn't that the cutest little ladybug?

We've made little pigs out of egg cartons, but these are so much cuter!

Learn how to make this little ladybug craft below:

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Ladybug and Bumble Bee Tic-Tac-Toe

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I once made a set of bumblebee and ladybug tic tac toe rocks with a preschool art and garden class I taught.

It was a ton of fun and these little ladybugs and bees make for endless games of tic tac toe.

Click below to learn how to make it:

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Raise Your Own Ladybugs!

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This kit isn't a craft, but if you are going to study about ladybugs it's best to get the real thing!

This kit includes a ladybug habitat, ladybug larvae, and food!

So you get to watch them undergo metamorphosis and then set them free.

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DIY Ladybug Snack Packs

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It's always fun to include themed snacks when you are learning about something new!

These adorable little ladybug snack packs are so easy to make and so much fun to eat!

Get the details below:

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Paper Plate Ladybug Craft 

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This fun paper plate ladybug craft has it all. Painting, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and movable wings.

Plus it has instructions to go along with The Grouchy Ladybug book I mentioned above!

Learn more and get the free printable below:

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Q-Tip Ladybug Craft for Toddlers

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My kids love to paint with things out of the ordinary. And this fun ladybug crafts paints with Q-tips!

Just perfect for making little black dots.

Get the details, including how to modify for preschoolers or older children.

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Ladybug Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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I love the bright colors in this ladybug craft! And I know kids will love to watch their ladybug fly in the breeze when they run with it!

Get all the details on how to make this recycled toilet paper tube ladybug craft below:

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Ladybug Number Fun for 4-7 Year Olds

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This looks like a great math and number ladybug activity.

Learning to count can be tough and frustrating for kids, so make it more fun by creating little ladybugs and letting them explore the numbers.

See how to make the lady bugs and a list of activities to use them with below.

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Ladybug Themed Visual Discrimination Cards

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Another great learning activity featuring ladybugs!

Help your kids learn visual discrimination while still having fun with ladybugs.

Get the details and the cards below:

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