These sponge printed ladybugs were a hit with my kids. They thought painting with sponges was so neat, they can’t wait to try it again. Let me show you how to make them!
Joke of the day: What does a caterpillar do on New Years Day? Turns over a new leaf!
- Paper (we use card stock)
- 1 sponge cut into a circle
- Black marker
- Googly eyes
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- Cut your sponge into a circle. Scissors work great for this, but a exacto knife would work too.
- Dip your sponge into your paint, make sure not to put it on too thick.
- Press the sponge on your cardstock paper to make your ladybugs!
4. After letting them dry, use your black marker to give them their heads, antennas, legs, and a line down their backs.
5.Use your finger tip to give them their black spots (Q-Tip works great too for anyone that doesn’t like to get messy).
6.Add your googly eyes with a drop of glue – you’re finished!
Here’s a short tutorial video:
Why I love this craft:
- Using sponges to paint is a fun way to change things up from traditional painting.
- The sponges leave a different design each time.
- They’re adorable!
- Can you reuse the sponges? Yes. Once you are finished simply rinse them off & allow them to dry. We store ours in a zip lock baggie.
- How long does it take the paint to dry? About 30 minutes to totally dry.
To see more of our spring & summer crafts click here. I hope you find something you love!