Symmetry Art - Ladybug Craft Using a Fun Squish Art Painting Technique

It never too early to start working on your children's skills. But make it fun for them! This Symmetry Art Ladybug Craft (or ladybird craft!) is a perfect opportunity to make some cute symmetry art whilst working on your toddler or preschoolers fine motor skills!

Symmetry art ladybug craft


Every kid loves squish art, trust me! My children had so much fun squishing the paint and were thrilled when discovering that their painting imprinted on the other side of the paper. Kids will have so much fun making this ladybug craft! You can also use the same technique to make a squish art bee craft

squish art - symmetry art ladybug craft and bee craft

Ladybugs are always a cool idea for craft projects, kids just love them! And how could they not? They're adorable! Have a look at this Cupcake Liner Ladybird Craft, our cute Ladybird Footprint and this Fingerprint Ladybird Keepsake Magnet.

squish art painting for preschoolers - ladybug craft

Symmetry Art Ladybug Craft

Ladybug Craft for Kids - Supplies:

  • Black and red paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black, white and blue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Marker
  • Red Paint Pen

Ladybug Craft for Kids - Instructions:

STEP 1: Get your ladybug craft template

Before you begin you will need to get our template and print it out (scroll down below to get your copy and use the code ladybug to get if for free).

Cut out the template and grab your other supplies.

ladybug craft supplies

STEP 2: Paint one side of the paper.

Cut your white paper into 4 parts. Fold each of those 4 parts in half.

Taking your red and black paint, paint one half of each piece of white paper. Use your red paint first and then add black dots. 

Check the photo for reference!

symmetry art for kids

STEP 3: Fold the paper...

It's time for the fun part! Now, carefully fold the paper over and let the paint squish onto the other side. You'll get an imprint of the red and black paint! 

It's very important to let the paint dry completely before moving onto the next step!

symmetry art ladybug craft - make the wings using a squish art painting technique.

STEP 4: Trace the rest of your ladybug

Trace the wing's template onto the paper you just painted once it's dry. Then, cut the shape out.
Do the same with the body and head template but this time on your black paper. Use a light-colored pencil to get a good trace pattern!

STEP 5: Put your ladybug craft together

Place all your cut shapes on a flat surface and start to put together your ladybug craft! Glue each piece onto the blue paper and then glue the googly eyes onto the head. You can use a red paint pen to add a little smile and use a black marker to draw the antennae.

Symmetry art ladybug craft - use ladybug template to cut out shapes

Your symmetry art ladybug craft is now complete! If you wanted to you could mount your blue paper filed with ladybugs onto a larger piece of black paper to create a border around the edge. 

Ladybug craft - squish art for kids


To get this ladybug template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: ladybug. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

ladybug craft template

This ladybug craft is so pretty, isn't it? I love this idea. It is a great way to spend some quality time with the little ones and have tons of funs doing something creative whilst also improving fine motor skills. I hope you enjoy making your symmetry art ladybug craft!

Ladybug craft for preschoolers. Symmetry art for kids.

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