Finally, Boo’s favorite letter! She was so excited to do this l for ladybug (or depending where you’re from ladybird) craft. My littles hold both U.S. and U.K. passports so it remains to be seen which word they use for this adorable little insect.
Materials: one sheet of white paper, one sheet of colored paper, three red paper circles, a bunch of black paper circles made with a holepunch, a glue stick, a black marker, and green crayons.
I drew a lowercase l on the white paper and the girls colored it in green to make a leaf. You know they were into this craft because they didn’t even notice the elephant that came for a drink at our waterhole!
In fact when her friends arrived I had to make them take a break so we could enjoy watching the eles drink and snack before moving on.
They love the eles but were impatient to get back to work. I cut out the l’s while a couple of eles lingered and the littles pasted them to their colored paper.
I had drawn a head and a dividing line for the ladybugs’ wings ahead of time with black marker. The littles pasted these on top of their leaf l’s.
Then we added the spots. This was a bit of a fine motor skills challenge. It was difficult to get the paste on the spots and then get the spots to stick to the ladybugs instead of the girls’ fingers but they were very proud once they got the hang of it.
Boo’s l for ladybug craft. She’ll be the American today.
Kook’s l for ladybird craft. She can be the Brit today.