Which child doesn’t love ladybugs? This adorable ladybug decoration for upcycling bowls is so easy to make and requires only a few supplies. This is the perfect craft for kids when working on gardening or learning about spring. With such a cute craft, you might want to make a few of them to use as decoration anywhere.
Upcycled bowl of ladybug decoration
Whether you’re looking for a simple craft to entertain kids on a rainy afternoon, add a bright spring decor around the house, or work on a garden lesson for kids, this adorable ladybug is perfect. I love the idea of adding this not only around the house but also in the garden. A cute ladybug sticking out between planters would be delightful!
Another fun idea is to make this ladybug with an upcycled flowerpot. It is so adorable! Place both in your garden next to these painted ladybugs.
What if I can’t find a red bowl?
If you don’t have a red bowl on hand, you can check out the dollar store or stores like Walmart, where the picnic items are available. You can also take a plastic container or other colored bowl and paint it red.
You should use spray paint or acrylic paint for the best pen. This is a great way to consume or remove plastic containers from food.
Tipping: Use different colored bowls and make unique beetles to add to your garden. You could put green ones together to make a caterpillar even!
Did you know that you can make golf ball ladybugs? They are so cute and super easy to make. I also love these adorable ladybugs made of plastic spoons. How absolutely awesome!
Can I use paint or markers for the ladybug spots?
While I’m using cardboard or foam to make the ladybug spots, you can use a black color marker or a permanent marker to make the spots. Children can get creative and design the spots in different colors.
You can also use felt or construction paper to make the stains. Another fun option is to use recycled cardboard that is cut in circles and painted black. You need a strong craft glue so that the cardboard adheres to the plastic surface.
Would you like something more suitable for decorating outdoors? Check out these concrete ornaments for your garden, or even these simple DIY rock gardens. So many fun options on the list! Ladybugs are of course a great addition to any garden decor, but if you live where it rains or snows a lot, one of these ideas may be a better choice.
Supplies are needed
How To Make an Upcycled Bowl Ladybug
First, use a small bowl or cookie cutter to draw a circle on the black paper.
Cut out the large circle and several smaller circles to use as dots on the ladybug.
Now cut off 8 strips of paper to be used as legs.
Glue the googly eyes onto the larger circle and then draw a smile with a white crayon.
Now curl the ends of two pipe cleaners and attach them to the back of this circular area to become an antenna.
Glue the face to the side of the bowl.
Now glue the legs with 4 on each side to the bottom of the bowl.
Next, glue the little black circles around the bowl to create the ladybug spots.
Add this to a table for party decoration, on a shelf in a child’s room, or on your porch as a fun decoration.
Tips from the craftsman:
When decorating for a party, think outside the box, as shown in the picture above. This fun upcycling bowl was a $ 1 project that only took a few minutes and saved a lot of money. I also recommend searching Dollar Tree online for boxes of the best bulk products. Buy your party items like cups, utensils, plates, napkins, tablecloths and streamers at half the price you would have elsewhere, and then use them to make your own decorations that are unique and adorable!
Active time 10 mins
total time 10 mins
Estimated costs $ 1
If you can’t find a red bowl, you can spray each bowl with red paint instead!
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