Paper Plate Ladybug Hand Puppet
March 26th, 2011 by Craftylocks
This is a good craft for little hands as the pieces are quite large and not too fiddly. Parents can prepare the cut outs and let the child do the painting and glueing. Older children can adapt this to create all sorts of hand puppet creatures.

You will need 2 paper plates, black construction card, 2 googly eyes, some red paint and glue.

Cut two sets of legs from a sheet of black card. I laid the paper plate over the card and traced an outline of the side of the plate to give me the size I needed.

Glue the legs on opposite sides of the top edge of one of the plates. Allow to dry. Turn the second plate over and glue the edges of both plates together. You could use a stapler to attach the plates and legs together. Cut the bottom of the plates off to allow for your hand to be inserted into the cavity. Paint the top plate red and allow to dry.

Cut six circles and a face piece from the black card. I also cut a thin strip to represent the wings of the ladybug. Glue in place. Add the googly eyes and take your ladybug for a fly around.

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