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Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet Craft [FREE Template]

Spring is here, and that means it’s the perfect time to be on the lookout for ladybugs!

Ladybugs are one of those insects that kids actually like. They are often seen as a symbol of good luck, so it’s no wonder they have become popular.

If you want to make a fun insect craft with the kids, try out this ladybug paper bag ladybug puppet.

This activity is easy and fun and comes with a free printable template. Your kids will enjoy putting on their own puppet show after following these simple steps!

Also, be sure to look through all of our paper bag puppets for even more fun ideas.

Easy Ladybug Craft

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Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding paper bag ladybug craft template

Begin by creating the ladybug’s head. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth. If you’re using black paper, glue the white mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing eye to paper bag ladybug head
hand gluing smile to paper bag ladybug head

Place the cheeks just below and slightly outside the eyes and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheek to paper bag ladybug head

Take the antennae and glue them to the top and back of the head.

hand gluing antenna to paper bag ladybug head

Position the completed ladybug head on the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue it in place.

hand gluing head to ladybug paper bag craft

Next, create the ladybug’s body. Glue the black spots all over the wings.

hand gluing spots to paper bag ladybug wings

Glue the ladybug wings slightly angled inward onto the ladybug’s body.

hand gluing wings to ladybug paper bag craft

Finish up by gluing the ladybug’s body to the main piece of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to ladybug paper bag craft

That’s it! It’s so cute!

hand holding paper bag ladybug craft

Spring Unit For Kids

If you want to create an entire spring-themed unit for kids around this ladybug craft, keep reading! We have some great ideas to get you started.

Reading aloud to children is beneficial in so many ways! Reading can help encourage early literacy skills and can help kids learn new vocabulary.

That’s just 2 reasons why you should read aloud to kids and why we recommend starting a unit with books! Below are some of our favorite spring books for kids.

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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Crafting is so beneficial for children! It can provide opportunities for children to express themselves creatively. Crafts can also help to develop skills such as creativity, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and more!

If you need more spring crafts for kids, look through our favorite ones below:

Kids will love these spring color by number printables. They’re a great teaching tool and are so much fun for your child! Print them off and enjoy the season of new life, growth, warmth, and sunshine.

Looking for a fun way to engage your kids in the spring season? These Spring I spy printable pages are just what you need. They’re perfect for little ones who are looking to improve their memory and visual discrimination skills while playing!

paper bag ladybug craft

Spring is coming and it’s time to get ready! This spring play dough kit will help your kids explore shapes, colors, textures, and more. Get the kids off the screens and doing some sensory play!

The weather is getting warmer, and it’s time to get your kids outside! Why not start them off right by giving them their own gardening tools? This kids’ gardening set will have everything they need from gloves to a watering can. Get ready for some sensory play in the backyard this spring!

Preschoolers love learning about the bugs in their backyard. These printable preschool bug activities are a great spring activity. They help with social-emotional development, handwriting, patterns, and more! Get your kids excited for spring by giving them these bug sheets today.

More Spring Activities

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Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This ladybug puppet is a great craft for preschool and kindergarten. Use it when learning about insects or to celebrate spring with your little ones!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ladybug template

Instructions

  1. Download the ladybug template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by creating the ladybug's head. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head, just above the mouth.
  3. Place the cheeks just below and slightly outside the eyes and glue them in place.
  4. Take the antennae and glue them to the top and back of the head.
  5. Position the completed ladybug head on the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue it in place.
  6. Next, create the ladybug's body. Glue the black spots all over the wings.
  7. Glue the ladybug wings slightly angled inward onto the ladybug's body.
  8. Finish up by gluing the ladybug's body to the main piece of the brown paper bag.

Ladybug Printable Template

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