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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Edible Ladybugs & Flyers, Oh My!


The Very Lazy Ladybug is a cute book about a ladybug that is so tired she doesn't even know how to fly. We follow her on her quest to find the perfect place to sleep. Finally, an elephant's sneeze launches her into the air & she has to fly!

Craft: Ladybug Flyers

What You Need:
white paper cut into a small square (I used the bottom of 1 of the Lil Diva's cups but I think smaller would have been even better)
black paper cut into small square - should be big enough to wrap around straw but not more than 1x or it gets to bulky to fly

What To Do:
1. Color the circle (ladybug body) in the color desired.

2. Add dots to the body

3. Wrap black square around straw so there are no holes for air to escape and tape to secure on top. The piece should easily fit on and off the straw - check to see you can blow it off before adding the ladybug body

4. Glue ladybug body to black paper so that it forms ladybug's head (see below)

5. Once ladybug is dry and firmly affixed get ready to fly (blow)!

6. Enjoy! Let the ladybug's fly! :)

Finally, what do you do after you're tired from flying? Refuel w/a snack of course!

Snack - Edible Ladybugs

*These are so easy to make & so fun to eat! The Lil Divas LOVED them!*

What You Need:
Strawberries ( use 1 half for each ladybug you make)
dark seedless grapes
black writing gel (icing)

What To Do:
1. Cute each strawberry in half  (see pic above) - this will be the body
2. Slice in half to make wings - make sure you do not slice all the way up so that it remains one piece
3. Use the black writing gel to add spots (you could also probably use chocolate chips)
4. Use half of a toothpick to attach grape (head) to body - I just let mine sit in front of it as the girls were going to eat it right away anyway.

That's it! Easy right? Yet, such a kid friendly snack.

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  1. That looks like so much fun. I'm a kindergarten teacher and those would be all fun to tie into the book! BTW-found you on the Welcome Wednesday blog hop!

  2. found you through aseedinspired just comment hopping. anyway, such a CUTE idea with the strawberry ladybugs. so sweet just like your girls!

  3. OMG!! I absolutely love this idea. I am soooo borrowing it. Thank you for sharing. You always have some great ideas... I'll take some pics & show you how ours turn out! :o)

  4. Oh my! How adorable are these? I just love how you can make the ladybirds fly! too cute! You are a clever lady!

    Love the edible ones too..

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!! Always a pleasure to have you stop by!


  5. So cute! My little one LOVES ladybugs. I can't wait to make the strawberries for him!

  6. love the snack daughter will love it!

  7. I can't wait to surprise my daughter with the edible ladybugs. She LOVES ladybugs. She will be so surprised and excited.


  8. I am currently in school to be a teacher and I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  9. How clever and simply adorable too. We love ladybugs and enjoy the story that Eric Carle wrote about the Grouchy Ladybug. You story looks good too. I will have to check it out. Have a great weekend!

  10. We made rockets like that a little while ago. I like the ladybug twist.

  11. These are so cute. JDaniel would love to blow on a straw and watch a ladybug fly.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. This post counts as an entry in Summer Reading Challenge.

  12. Gotta save these strawberry ladybugs for my Strawberry week next year: and Delaware week since the ladybug is the DE state bug: Great ideas!

  13. Love the flyers! So much fun! :)

  14. Oh, love how you turned them into flying ladybugs! So much fun! :)

  15. Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! Love your lady bug snack - lady bugs and strawberries are both pretty popular in my house!

  16. and we happen to have some fresh strawberries! i'm thinking we'll use some mini chocolate kisses pushed into the strawberries for polka dots- i guess we may have to sorta heat up one end to get it to stick....... hummmmmm- or a dot of icing!

  17. Those are the cutest ladybug treats! So wonderful.


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