We did this craft a few weeks ago when we were talking about the Letter L. The children had fun exploring in the rocks to find the “perfect” rock for their bug and it gave us a great opportunity to talk in more detail about Ladybugs. This was a super simple project to do and the possibilities are endless on what you can create!
What You Need:
- A rock
- Paint – Red, Black, White
- Paint brush or cue tips
- Note card or paper plate (for paint to go on)
Step 1: Go outside and find a rock to paint. This may have been their favorite part! The rocks chosen ranged from the size of my son’s fist to super tiny. Make sure you give them a good washing and drying.
Step 2: Paint the rock red. I like to put a little squirt of paint on a note card and then give them cue tips to paint with. I discovered that with multiple children doing it at once, it is a lot easier (and a lot less mess) to do one notecard of paint in the middle of the table instead of one per child.
Step 3:Paint whichever end is decided is the front/face with black paint. And then paint a black line down the center and polkadots on each side of the line. This part was much easier to monitor one child at a time. =)
Step 4: Use the white paint to paint eyeballs on the Ladybug.
Step 5: Let them dry and then enjoy their new creation!