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It’s not hard to tell after looking through the kid’s crafts on this blog that I love ladybug crafts. They are fun, cute, colorful and most of all, kids love them. I don’t think there’s more affection for a bug (well, maybe lightning bugs) that there is for the ladybug.

If you read this blog regularly, then you know that I am a huge fan of recycling crafts too. I love to turn garbage into something fun, especially when it involves children. It’s a great way to teach them about our planet and how we must be responsible with our refuse in order to preserve it for future generations.

Recycled CD Ladybugs - Crafts by Amanda

I’m certainly not saving the planet by making ladybugs from a few CDs, but it’s fun, they’re cute, and your kids will want to make some! So let’s get started, shall we?

Sand the surface of each CD/DVD lightly, just enough to knock off any gloss coating. Trace one of your CDs onto a piece of paper and cut out. You will use this as your template. Trace the template onto a piece of felt. Cut the circle out of the felt. Repeat this process for all of the colors that you will be using for your ladybugs.

Recycled CD Ladybugs - Crafts by Amanda

Draw a curved line on your paper template for the ladybug’s head. The shape will resemble a football. Cut it out and use it as a template to cut how ever many heads you need for your ladybugs using black felt.

Recycled CD Ladybugs - Crafts by Amanda

Glue the colored felt circles to the CD/DVDs, then glue the black felt head pieces on top of the colored circles. Use a round sponge applicator dipped in black paint to add spots to the colored felt on each ladybug. Glue on googly eyes to the black ladybug heads.

Recycled CD Ladybugs - Crafts by Amanda

Recycled CD Ladybugs - Crafts by Amanda

What you need:

  • Recycled CDs or DVDs
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Felt in various colors
  • Black craft paint
  • Large googly eyes
  • Round sponge applicators
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors

What you do:

  1. Trace one of your CDs onto a piece of paper and cut out. You will use this as your template.
  2. Sand the surface of each CD/DVD lightly, just enough to knock off any gloss coating.
  3. Trace the template onto a piece of felt. Cut the circle out of the felt. Repeat this process for all of the colors that you will be using for your ladybugs.
  4. Draw a curved line on your paper template for the ladybug's head (see photo). The shape will resemble a football. Cut it out and use it as a template to cut how ever many heads you need for your ladybugs using black felt.
  5. Glue the colored felt circles to the CD/DVDs, then glue the black felt head pieces on top of the colored circles.
  6. Use a round sponge applicator dipped in black paint to add spots to the colored felt on each ladybug.
  7. Glue on googly eyes to the black ladybug heads.
   
Recycled CD Ladybugs
 

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