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Handprint Ladybug Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Spring is finally here, and that means one thing – kids are going to be celebrating in all sorts of fun ways!

They’ll be playing in the park, jumping on the trampoline, and going on hikes. When they’re done outside, come inside and celebrate the arrival of spring with a fun craft.

This easy handprint ladybug craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to get some fine motor practice in, and kids will love seeing their handprints turned into adorable ladybugs.

So gather up your kids and get ready to make some springtime projects!

All you need is a few simple supplies, including paper, glue, and scissors.

Kids will love getting creative and making their handprint ladybugs as unique as they are. So grab some supplies and get started!

Also, be sure to check out all of our handprint crafts for kids for more ideas.

How to Make A Ladybug Handprint

handprint ladybug craft image collage with the words handprint ladybug

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Ladybug template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the ladybug template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint ladybug craft template

Begin by gluing the eye to the head portion of the ladybug’s body.

hand gluing eye to handprint ladybug craft template

Place the cheek just to the left and slightly below the eye and glue it down.

hand gluing cheek to handprint ladybug craft template

Next glue the legs to the bottom of the ladybug’s body. Glue three of the legs on the front of the body to represent the legs closest to you and the three other legs to the back of the ladybug’s body to represent the legs on the other side of the ladybug’s body.

hand gluing leg to handprint ladybug craft template

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of red paper and cut it out.

Glue the black spots onto the handprint and cut off any paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing spot to handprint ladybug wing

Finish off by gluing the handprint wing onto the ladybug’s body.

hand gluing wing to handprint ladybug craft template

Isn’t this such a cute spring craft?!

hand holding handprint ladybug craft

Spring Activities For Kids

Keep the kids busy and learning with these creative activities for spring! They’re not only fun, but educational too.

There are so many benefits of reading aloud to kids! Reading helps kids improve their vocabulary as they get exposed new things happening in books, helps their focus, and so much more. Those are just some of the reasons we like to start each new theme with books!

Too Many Carrots: This adorable book about a rabbit with way too many carrots will have your kids giggling! When he loads on too many that he can’t even go in his house, he’s on the hunt for somewhere to live. Read what happens as his friends try to help. This book is cute and has a great message of sharing!

Pete The Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: Pete’s new friend is a caterpillar! But when his best buddy goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to him. He soon realizes he’s going to need a lot of patience to discover what exactly happened to his caterpillar!

I Don’t Want To Be A Frog: Little frog wants to be anything but, you guessed it, a frog. He tries his hand at being a cat, rabbit, pig, and owl, but he just can’t manage to be like them. All along the way, his dad encourages him to just be a frog, but it’s not until he has a surprise run-in with a wolf that he rethinks what it means to be a frog. This book is an excellent story that teaches kids about self-acceptance and what it means to be true to yourself. It’s also beautifully illustrated and captures the feeling of the characters perfectly.

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Kids’ Spring Crafts

We all know how much kids love to create. It’s an endless, versatile activity that they can do for hours on end and still learn new skills! We’ve collected some of our favorite spring crafts ideas from around the blog so you can plan your unit in no time flat.

Chick Popsicle Stick Craft – Spring is coming! Celebrate the season with a fun craft that will allow your kids to explore their creativity. Follow this easy tutorial and make some cute chicks in no time at all.

Paper Bag Butterfly Craft – This butterfly craft is perfect for kids of all ages! It’s simple to make, and it’s a great way to get into the spring spirit. Plus, it’s perfect for pretend play. And best of all, there’s a free template available so you can get started right away!

Ladybug Headband Craft – This ladybug headband craft is perfect for kids in the springtime. You can make it out of paper or print it on white paper so that kids can color it in themselves. It’s a great activity to keep young crafters busy and happy!

handprint ladybug craft

Rainbow Card Craft – This rainbow card craft is perfect for kids during the spring season. It’s a great way to help them think of others, and it’s bright and cheerful!

Spring Activities For Kids

Spring is a great time to learn about bugs! These fun preschool bug activities will help kids with problem-solving, patterns, handwriting, and more. They’ll love learning while using them.

Looking for a fun, unique sensory play activity for your kiddo this spring? Look no further than this Bug Playdough Kit. This kit is ready to go and comes with everything your kids need for hours of sensory play.

Spring is such a fun time of year! The weather starts to warm up, the flowers start to bloom, and the butterflies come out to play. These free butterfly color by number printables for kids are the perfect activity for a spring day. Not only are they fun and engaging, but they also help to develop fine motor skills.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Handprint Ladybug Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Spring is just around the corner and this handprint ladybug craft is a perfect way to celebrate.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Ladybug template

Instructions

  1. Download the ladybug template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eye to the head portion of the ladybug's body.
  3. Place the cheek just to the left and slightly below the eye and glue it down.
  4. Next glue the legs to the bottom of the ladybug's body. Glue three of the legs on the front of the body to represent the legs closest to you and the three other legs to the back of the ladybug's body to represent the legs on the other side of the ladybug's body.
  5. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of red paper and cut it out.
  6. Glue the black spots onto the handprint and cut off any paper that hangs off the sides.
  7. Finish off by gluing the handprint wing onto the ladybug's body.

Did you make this craft?

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Paper Handprint Ladybug Template

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Edna Clary

Thursday 19th of May 2022

My students are going to love this. I am a Special Education teacher in a self-contained classroom.

Sam

Thursday 19th of May 2022

So happy to hear that!

Kimberly Mulvey

Monday 16th of May 2022

Adorable!

Sam

Monday 16th of May 2022

Thanks!

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