Upcycle Ladybug Craft

When I was a kid, I loved seeing a ladybug land on me because I was always told they bring good luck.

Lady bugs remind me of summer so with summer upon us very soon, I wanted to share an easy and fun ladybug crafted.

Perfect for those little hands to make too so get the kids involved.


This idea started when I found this Betty Crocker strainer at the thrift store for $1. For some reason, I saw ladybug potential.


Materials Needed:

Vinyl or paint

red paint

Black pipe cleaners

googly eyes

*Note: I used vinyl for this craft but if you want to put this outside, I would use paint for the dots.

This craft is so easy. First, I used red paint just to fix the areas that were fading. This strainer had obviously been washed a few times. Just cut out dots or paint dots on the back. For the front, I just did a half circle and glued on googly eyes. The pipe cleaners I curled by wrapping around a pencil and stuck into the strainer holes. I added hot glue just to keep them in better.




This craft takes less than 10 minutes to make. Go ahead and look for those cute strainers at thrift stores or garage sales. Use your imagination and stretch those creative muscles.

Get the kids involved for an inexpensive, summer craft.

It doesn’t have to cost a ton of money or even take a ton of time to create!

Always remember to Create, Share and Inspire!

  1. Reply
    Emily @ The Benson Street May 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party!!

  2. Reply
    Marie May 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    This is such a cute craft idea! Kids would love creating their own little lady bug… and knowing my kids it would end up on their head! Lol. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week!

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    Emma May 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    How creative! I would never have thought of this one!

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    Marisa May 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I absolutely loved this craft! I nominated it for one of this week’s features on #HomeMattersParty 🙂 My daughter loves ladybugs, so we’ll definitely have to try it out together. Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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    Melissa May 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that this fabulous post was picked as one of the features on the #HomeMattersParty. You can see it at http://adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-88/. While you are there make to sure to grab the I was featured button for your sidebar. Congrats and thanks for linking up and hope you will link up again.

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