Ladybug Clay Pot Craft

Spring is the perfect time to create a ladybug clay pot craft with your young ones, plus it looks so adorable and is easy to make.

With all the planting flowers and vegetables at this time of the year, you are sure to be left with one or two spare terra cotta pots.

Ladybug Clay Pot Craft - easy terra cotta pot craft

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Spring Crafts bring us a lot of joy and inspiration – learn with our 3D Ladybug Life Cycle Craft or get creative with the Frog 3D Coloring Page.

After your kids are done crafting, have them learn How to Draw a Ladybug in only six easy steps.

DIY Ladybug Clay Pot Craft

Our ladybug can be made with a clay, paper or a plastic pot.

Kids get a kick out of making a ladybug they can play with and enjoy for days to come!

You can even place some treats or a hidden message under it!

DIY Clay Pot Ladybug

This step-by-step tutorial will help you make a clay pot ladybug craft in no time.

How to Make the Ladybug Clay Pot Craft

What you need:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • pot (made of clay, plastic, or paper)
  • black paper
  • acrylic paint (red and pink)
  • paintbrush
  • googly eyes
  • black pipe cleaner
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

The Body

Paint the clay pot red.

Step 1

You may need to place a few layers of paint on the pot to cover it fully.

Step 2

Cut a strip of black paper.

Step 3

Apply glue to the edge of the pot.

Step 4

Start gluing your black strip around it.

Step 5

Trim the piece of paper so it aligns with the edge of the pot.

Step 6

The Head

You are going to draw the ladybug’s head on the black piece of paper.

Step 7

Go ahead and cut out the lady bug’s head and glue on the googly eyes.

Step 8

Draw a smiley face and cheeks on the ladybug’s face.

Step 9

The Antennae

Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Step 10

Curl the pipe cleaner like an antenna.

Step 11

Glue both antennae on the ladybug’s head.

Step 12

The Legs

Next, draw six legs onto the black paper and cut them out.

Step 13

Start gluing them onto the ladybug.

You can fold each leg a bit, so it is easier to glue them to the inside.

Step 14

Glue all six of them.

Step 15

The Spots

You are now going to draw circles onto the black piece of paper.

Step 16

These are going to act as the ladybug’s spots.

Step 17

Glue as many spots on as you like.

Step 18

Attach the head on the lady bug’s body.

Step 20

The final product is a fantastic ladybug!

Step 21

You can use it as decor around your house.

Clay Pot Ladybug

Make as many ladybugs as you’d like.

Ladybug Clay Pot Spring Craft

We think ours look amazing!

DIY Ladybug Clay Pot Spring Craft

Share your ladybugs with us, we’ll be happy to see what you made!

Ladybug Clay Pot Craft Idea

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