Overview: This art project is a follow-up to the story The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. This is such a fun craft that not only incorporates the creation of a ladybug but incorporates a writing component that encourages a self-to-text connection.
Recommended Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Second
- Grouchy Ladybug Printable (print on heavy paper)
- Crayons, markers, or paint in red and black (+brushes and smocks)
- Glue sticks
- Googly eyes (2 per child)
- New pencils with erasers
- Hole punch
- a brad (1 per child)
How to Implement:
- Color or paint ladybug figure black and wings red. Let dry.
- Cut out ladybug figure and wings (cut around circle and down the dotted line).
- Add black dots to the red portion: using the eraser on the end of a new pencil, simply dip the eraser into the paint and then onto the wing portion. This can also be done by simply using a black marker to color dots or with stickers.
- Fill out the “I'm grouchy when...” writing prompt. Cut out and paste to ladybug figure.
- Use a hole punch to create a hole where the black dots are on the wings and the body. Attach wing ends to the body with the brad.