Emily’s Ladybug Party- Part 2



I wanted to show and share some of the crafts we did at the Ladybug party in case your little one wants one some day.   

I bought some cute bug boxes from Oriental Trading Company for $1.00 each and had the kids decorate them.  They had ladybugs or bumble bees to choose from.  We were supposed to go on a bug hunt to find adorable plastic bugs that I found at Wal Mart, but that didn’t happen due to the “hurricane” going on outside.  Instead I just let the kids pick 4 bugs to take home in their bug jars. 

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Then they made ladybugs out of black paper plates.  These were cute and super easy, thanks Ame!  We cut a red circle in half and then stapled them to the black plate.  I had the kids decorate the wings using dot markers and then had them draw a face for their ladybug on a smaller red circle.  They got to choose from either black or red pipecleaners for it’s antennae. 

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After all the crafts we played pin the spot on the ladybug.  This was Emily’s favorite.  We drew a big ladybug on red poster board and then left some of the spots uncolored.  Whoever got their black spot clsoer to the ladybug’s spot won.  I found big bug bubble wands at Target for the prizes. I didn’t have a blindfold so my friend Ame came to the rescue again.  She made two small ladybug out of paper and taped them to her sunglasses, the kids loved this! 

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Last but not least…we ate ladybug cupcakes.  I’m not a baker so I was pretty excited with how they turned out.  The kids loved them!

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6 Responses to “Emily’s Ladybug Party- Part 2”

  1. Ame

    Yay for ladybugs :) Who needs the park anyway? The picnic lunch on the floor of your living room was an adventure!

    That is a great picture of the ladybug cupcakes, and they were pretty tasty too. It was a great day (and night before)!

    May 28th, 2009 at 3:39 pm
     
  2. Alice

    Loved the picture of the girls at the end! Too cute!!!..All the pictures are great! You should be a sunglasses model!

    May 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
     
  3. jennifer

    So many great lady bug projects. The cupcakes look great.

    May 29th, 2009 at 7:35 am
     
  4. Michelle

    Very cute…I love the ladybug jar and your cupcakes are adorable!!!

    May 29th, 2009 at 7:47 am
     
  5. Kristy Crawford

    Hi Anne,
    What a great website you have! I love the ladybug theme :) I met you at the YMCA running class and came across your blog through Brittany’s blog…small world!
    -Kristy

    June 2nd, 2009 at 12:18 pm
     
  6. Almost Unschoolers

    I looove the cupcakes! They are really cute.

    April 24th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
     

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