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!


I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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