Crafty Kid Crafts – Ladybug Girl Book Activity

I’ve really enjoyed brainstorming and creating different craft activities to do with Sadie and whenever I’m struggling for inspiration I turn to her bookshelves! I also joined a Facebook group – Monthly Crafting Book Club. Each month a book or book series is selected and then everyone comes up with a craft for it! This month’s book series was the Ladybug Girl series.

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The Ladybug Girl is one that we haven’t gotten into before so I was excited to introduce a new book to Sadie. I picked Ladybug Girl Dresses Up! Turns out it’s more of a simple board book (one line per page) than a picture book with dialogue. Ooops. But I was still able to use it for this project!

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If you remember my last couple of Crafty Kid Crafts then you’ll remember that I like to start off each craft with a trail for Sadie to follow. After she went to bed one night I (sloppily) cut out circles from red construction paper and then used black Sharpie to make ladybug patterns.

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I love seeing Sadie come out of her room in the morning and watching her spot the first fun thing on the floor. She gives this cute little look of disbelief before following the trail downstairs. That night I set up our supplies and we talked about the book. She had read it already with Dave but we went through each page again.

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Ladybug Girl dresses up as different things on each page and at the end the overall message is that you can be anything you want to be! So with our popsicle sticks we got to work making fun characters to go along with the book!

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I saw an idea on Pinterest to use the cupcake liners as skirts (the example made ballerinas) but we used them in different ways. Sadie decided to make a princess from the book.

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Crafty Kid Craft - Ladybug Girl | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Crafty Kid Craft - Ladybug Girl | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Crafty Kid Craft - Ladybug Girl | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

I love this girl!

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I decided to make a pirate from the book and Dave went rogue from the book and made The Little Mermaid. I have to say that I LOVE that Dave always wants to be involved when I do these projects with Sadie. It’s so much fun to do these activities as a family. 🙂

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Crafty Kid Craft - Ladybug Girl | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Crafty Kid Craft - Ladybug Girl | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

We also talked about different things Sadie could be when she grows up and what she wants to be. She said she doesn’t want to be president, but she wants to be Elsa! We have time to work on it I guess.

This project was easy and a lot of fun! I can see us doing this for other books and creating a whole menagerie of popsicle characters!

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Comments

  1. Ha! I love that your husband was the one to make the mermaid! And your idea of leaving a trail for her to follow is so fun! We love turning craft sticks into people around here, too!

  2. It looks like you guys are having amazing fun! We haven’t tried any crafts using Popsicle sticks to create dolls yet. You’ve inspired me to use this activity for speech:). Very cool family you have here!

  3. Your hubby is such a great sport!! So cute! We got our first Ladybug Girl board book for Valentine’s day, such a cute option for little ones. I love your dress up activity.
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