This little ladybug card / heart shape valentine craft is a winner in so many ways--my daughter chose it from a variety of ladybug crafts, and she had a ton of fun personalizing it (check out the "beautiful eyelashes")! We originally found the idea on Pazzles and then made a few changes to accommodate the 2-5 year olds I have here.
- red, pink, and black construction paper
- white paint and paintbrush
- markers and/or pens
- glue stick
1. Prepare the pieces: 1 big red heart for the wings, 1 big pink body (see the picture at the right...you want the pink tip to match the point on the red heart), 2 small pink hearts for the cheeks, 2 pink antennae, 6-8 small black hearts for the spots.
2. Older children can write a note on the pink body. Make sure you mark off the top part where the child will be gluing all the pieces together!
3. Let your child assemble the ladybug heart shaped Valentine card! Use white paint for the eyes and mouth. You can use the picture at the top of this post as a guide for assembly.
4. For younger children, leave off the big pink body. Let them decorate the red heart with markers and black heart spots. Supervise closely!! This is also a great time to review the names of shapes like "heart," "circle," and "oval."
5. Ta da!! A work of art and a gift card!!
I may share at any of these parties!