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L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft

L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft

L is for ladybug! Help your toddler learn about the letter L by making a fun ladybug footprint craft.

Materials

  • Red and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some red paint and some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s foot excluding the heel. Use another cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s heel.
  3. Press the footprint into the top center of the paper with the toes pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press six black fingerprints onto the red portion of the footprint. Reapply the black paint as needed.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Use a paintbrush to paint six black legs and two black antennae onto footprint.
  9. Use a paintbrush to paint “L is for ladybug” in red on the paper.

Red and Black Acrylic Paint Red Footprint with Black Heel

Adding Six Black Fingerprints Painting Black Legs and Antennae

Finished L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft Completed L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft

For more fun insect craft ideas, try my B Is for Bumblebee Paper Plate Craft, B Is for Bumblebee Footprint Craft, and A Is for Ant Paper Plate Craft.

Image Credits

L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Footprint with Black Heel © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Six Black Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting Black Legs and Antennae © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed L Is for Ladybug Footprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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