Bee mine, ladybird

We have so much love for the quiet but cunning ladybird in Julia Donaldson‘s “What the Ladybird Heard”. Despite being the smallest and least noisy creature on the farm, the ladybird in this story is a careful listener, keen observer, and the orchestrator of a clever plan – I won’t give away any more! 

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Book-inspired crafts are our favourite sort and ever since we read this witty tale of farmyard antics, a ladybird craft has been high on our list.

Given Earth Day is coming up, we were extra vigilant to use recyclable materials – we sourced a cardboard tube from the recycling bin and whatever red and black scrap paper we could find in our craft box.

What we used:
  • Cardboard tubes (toilet paper rolls)
  • Coloured paper (red, black, white)
  • Washi tape (yellow for the bee’s stripes)
  • Googly eyes
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Steps:

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For more cute cardboard tube craft ideas, check out this Pinterest board:

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