Monday, February 11, 2013

Ladybug Card Tutorial 2 Ways // Valentine's Day Kid Craft


Truth be told, I've never really celebrated Valentine's Day. (Before we became parents we used it purely as an excuse to eat good food.) Some of our close friends enjoy celebrating the holiday though, so we're finally getting into the habit of making Valentine's Day cards with the kids! This year the girls and I made ladybug cards.


SUPPLIES:

- construction paper in pink, red, and black
- coffee can or something to trace circles with (we used a toy drum)
- pencil and black pen or marker
- scissors
- small hole punch
- brads
- glue stick


1. Use the coffee can or circle template to cut out one pink and one red circle. 

2. Also trace and cut 1/4 of a circle out of red paper for the ladybug's face. Paste it onto one side of the pink circle to make the face. Draw eyes, and maybe even a smile, on it!


3. Cut the red circle in half to make the wings.

4. Cut out a variety of small black circles for the ladybug's wings, and glue them onto each wing.


5. Line the wings up on top of the ladybug with them slightly overlapping on the side opposite the face. Use the hole punch to punch a hole through the two layers of wings and the body at the point where the wings overlap. 

6. Put a brad through the hole.

7. Open the wings and write a message to your valentine on the pink ladybug.


VARIATION


1. Use your circle template to cut out one pink circle and one red circle.

2. Cut about 1/4 off one end of the red circle, and glue it to one end of the pink circle to make the face. Draw eyes!

3. Cut the remainder of the red circle in half to make the wings. 

4. Cut out a variety of small black circles, and paste them to the wings. 

5. Position the wings on the ladybug, slightly overlapping at the point right behind the face. Use the hole punch to punch a hole through both layers of the wings where they overlap and also through the body. 

6. Put a brad through the hole. 

7. Open the wings and write a note to your valentine on the pink ladybug!    

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