Seeing Spots: Ladybugs’ Picnic

Sesame Street has a history of teaching kids on the sly, and the song “The Ladybugs’ Picnic” is no exception. While children watched those cute bugs play games, tell jokes, and toast marshmallows, they learned how to count to twelve. In honor of Flashback Friday, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite ladybug crafts. You can make these projects by yourself or with the help of the Sesame Street fan in your house.

 

Seeing Spots: Ladybugs' Picnic

 

Ladybug Craft Ideas for the Home

 

Scrappy Ladybug Magnets – These adorable DIY magnets are a fun way to clear out your scrap stash.

Charming Ladybug Bracelet – We love the red and yellow color combination in this woven bracelet.

Ladybug Applique Design – An embroidered ladybug would look so precious on a pillow.

Summertime Ladybug Mug – Use pinks, blues, and greens on your ladybugs to make this hand-painted mug really stand out.

 

Ladybug Crafts for Kids

 

Paper Plate Ladybug – This ladybug has a sweet smile that your kids will love.

Little Ladybug Wreath – No need to fear! This cute crawler is totally harmless and will brighten up your child’s bedroom.

Ladybug Sun Shades – Beat the heat and keep the sun off your little one’s face with these foam visors.

Matching Math Game – A great indoor or outdoor activity that teaches and entertains.

 

 

How to Make a Ladybug with Upcycled and Recycled Materials

 

Upcycled Ladybug Storage Jars – Keep coins, buttons, paper clips, and more in these sweet storage jars.

Ladybug Bottle Caps – Put those discarded caps to good use as eco-friendly ladybug toys.

Recycled CD Ladybugs – Not sure what to do with those scratched CDs? Give them new life with this darling craft.

Cute Carton Crawlers – Break out your pipe cleaners and googly eyes to put the finishing touch on these bugs. Your kids will love them!

 

What’s your favorite craft to make with your kids?

 

 

 

 

This Week on Cool2Craft TV – Summer Picnic

Join host Tiffany Windsor and her special guests for this week’s episode of Cool2Craft TV. This new episode features a ladybug themed picnic. EcoHeidi sets the design theme with a cute ladybug created from upcycled plastic spoons, forks and plastic caps, Candace Jedrowicz wraps plastic utensils with wire and beads and Tiffany glitters up the party cups. Monday August 22, 2011 at 9 am Pacific/ 10 am Mountain/ 11 am Central/ noon Eastern. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com.

8-22-11 Cool2Craft TV - Summer Picnic

It’s easy to watch Cool2Craft TV right from your computer. This episode airs Monday August 22, 2011 9am Pacific/10am Mountain/11 am Central/noon Eastern. Go to http://cool2craft.com and find the Livestream player and chat box. See you Monday!

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