Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Bad Tempered Ladybird Craft Activity

I love the bad tempered ladybird book children can learn so much from it and I think a few adults could do as well !

The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal he meets, but soon learns the importance of friends and turns into a far nicer, happier bug. The beautifully illustrated pages of this entertaining book demonstrate the sizes of the different animals and the sun’s path across the sky as time passes.

As well as being an entertaining book that teaches a important message of tolerance and understanding and ultimately not to be so bossy. It is a book that learns itself to arts and crafts activities. For example last week at school during our handwriting lesson in reception we finger painted ladybirds, this is superb activity for their fine motor skills. To do this activity you will need

  •  pieces of paper
  • red paint
  • green paint
  • black pen
Pour the red and green pain into shallow dishes.  Make sure the children have their sleeves rolled up and an apron or old clothes on and away they go. You might need to demonstrate at first by putting your fingers in the red paint and printing round the paper for the ladybirds and then green for the leaves.

You can either get the children to draw the ladybirds legs etc in black pen or you can further the fine motor skills activity by perhaps using a matchstick ( one that has been used) dipped in black paint.

I cut mine out and put them through my cuttlebug where I can use various templates to emboss paper etc.

Even without an embossing machine this is simple and enjoyable activity for children and adults to do.

For other Ladybird inspired craft activity why not try this from the lovely Daisies and pie 


  1. They're so cool. Our ladybirds would definitely look a bit different but looks fun to do :)

  2. I love these, keeping this in mind for when we do bug week!!

  3. This is a great rainy day idea!

  4. Haha! Who could resist opening a post with this title ;-)

  5. I like the colour of ladybirds!


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