February 29, 2012
My first grade artists are finishing up this fun ladybug multi-media project. We did it all…drew, painted, cut paper, glued…and read some great ladybug stories, including the classic The Very Grouchy Ladybug. I was amazed at the cool facts we learned about ladybugs along the way – here are some of the things my first graders told ME about ladybugs:
* they roll into a ball and “play dead” so birds won’t eat them
* really stinky orange stuff oozes out of their knees so they don’t taste good to other bugs
* they sleep under leaves all winter long and come back out in the spring
* they like to eat aphids, yum!
Cutting ladybugs from construction paper and adding details with a large marker. The eyes are a round white sticker with the center cut out with a paper punch. My kids loved peeling the sticker off and placing the eyes in just the right spot.
Adding cut paper flowers – yellow background and blue sky has been painted with water color.
Finished ladybugs. I love that they are all different – each has their own little ladybug personality. Cutest. Ladybug. Project. Ever!
This project was inspired by this image from shutterstock.