Here is a cute heart-shaped ladybug card my daughter made in her shapes learning class. It’s actually a homemade Valentine’s Day card! Neat, huh?
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How to make the Heart-shaped Ladybug Card
Cut a sheet of red construction paper in half. Place them together and fold in half. Draw half a heart shape starting at the fold. Have the child cut along the line. When they open it, they will have two red hearts for the ladybug’s body.
Cut a small square from black construction paper. Fold in half and draw half a heart along the fold. Have them cut along the line. This makes the heart-shaped face.
Repeat these steps making smaller hearts for the spots. Now you’re ready to put the ladybug together!
Take 2 strips of black tissue paper and glue one edge to each top side of one of the red hearts. Fold each strip in half so that it lays inside the heart. Place glue along the edge of the tissue paper strip. Place the 2nd red heart on top so that the tissue paper is sandwiched in between the two hearts. The hearts should match up. Trim off any overhang from the black.
Place the black heart you made for the face on top of the bottom ‘V’ edge of the red heart. Use a hole puncher to make 2 holes for the antennae. String a small piece of a black pipe cleaner through the holes. Curl the ends.
Glue on 2 googly eyes and all the heart-shaped spots. It should now look like a cute ladybug!
Gently spread the wings open and have the child write a sweet Valentine’s greeting. My daughter wanted to give her homemade ladybug card to her papa for Valentine’s Day.
Another fun idea would be to turn them into invitations for a ladybug themed birthday party.