16 March 2015

Ladybird Egg Box Bugs

With Spring upon us, I've been thinking about clearing out some of the clutter and it has enabled us to be quite creative in the process. All of the packing from various things can easily be transformed into something fun for the Mini Mes and these Ladybirds are an example of that!

They are rather cute and so simple to make all while using up old egg boxes from the recycling tubs. Your little ones could make an entire family too just like we did.





You will need

Egg boxes
Scissors
Paint and a brush
Glue
Pom poms or tissue paper rolled into a ball
Googly eyes
Pipe cleaners (approx an inch in length for each)


Method
  • Use the scissors to divide the egg box into sections. Each section will make 1 ladybird.
  • Paint them red (or an alternative colour if you wish) then add the spots and any other detailing you would like then leave them to dry. This doesn't take too long.
  • Attach a pompom/tissue paper ball to the front of the egg box section with glue to represent the bugs head.
  • We used some fabric strips to make mouths but you can paint these on too.
  • Glue on the eyes and pipe cleaners and you are ready to play!




These would look great in the garden to bring some interest and colour to grass or soil. You could even pop a few in plant pots - ours are currently in my Mother's Day Orchid and Calla Lilies!


Have you tried using egg boxes to make something?


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48 comments :

  1. I love this idea for over the Easter holidays.

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  2. I love this idea for over the Easter holidays.

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  3. cool - I made a caterpillar once

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  4. Well I know what we'll be doing tomorrow, they look fantastic, thank you for the ideas, love them

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  5. i will give this a go with my twins

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  6. i will give this a go with my twins

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  7. such a lovely craft idea will be doing this with the little ones soon :D

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  8. Those are really cute, what a good idea.

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  9. Ours worked really well - thank you!

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  10. A lovely idea my daughter would like to make these

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  11. So easy, so cute, thanks. X

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  12. Kayleigh Anne Watkins31 May 2015 at 18:15

    awww im going to have to try this with my princess who loves Gaston the ladybird (Off Ben and Holly) xxx

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  13. What a great idea, perfect for a school activity

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  14. Love this idea, think I'll be trying this out with the little one this week :)

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  15. i made some with my grandson and he loved it

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  16. This is so cute! Love it!

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  17. Awww how cute! I'm bookmarking this for the summer break!

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  18. These are so cute and easy to make too

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  19. THese are brilliant, my daughter would love to make them!

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  20. thanks for linking up with #anythinggoes linky. Your so crafty. I really must let my son give these a go. He loves doing anything crafty and we don't do it often enough. xx

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  21. Ohh these are so cute! Will have to attempt them with Noah sometimes as he's only just started to enjoy arts and crafts :)

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  22. What a great idea, thank you :)

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  23. Adorable, will give this a try with my little one :)

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  24. these are lovely fab idea! thank you for sharing :)

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  25. They are so cute. I have used it to make a little bed for some chicks at Easter. So many choices

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  26. These are fab we are making these but spiders for Halloween <3 x

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  27. Those are really cute, I think we'll be giving this a try.

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  28. These look super cute thanks for sharing :)

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  29. I just love ladybirds but I never thought of this. x

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  30. Going to have a go of these today as it's wet outside, so we will have some fun.

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  31. These are a great idea my kids would love to make them

    Kirsty Fox

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  32. Brilliant idea and so simple

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  33. So cute thank you for the chance , good idea to keep the kids entertained and crafting in the garden :)

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  34. these are cute and it would be a fun project for a rainy day

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  35. This looks like a fab idea for me to try with my 5 year old Amber :)

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  36. so cute - I might give my old mum a fright and stick one on the roses!

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