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The Great Ladybug Challenge

I am so excited to participate in this fun and unique challenge/exhibition! This challenge was inspired by Our Little Red House (Check out her beautiful ladybug beanbags!) and begun by Kathy’s Crafts and things, who painted the cutest ladybug rock.

I’d like to thank Starrcreative.ca for nominating me. She made a wonderful ladybug pin cushion I adore! Actually, she nominated me and my craft girls, also know as the SURF Club (Sweet, Unique, aRtsy Friends). These are several of my neighbor girls, ranging in ages from 3-16, and we meet up in my Crafting Cove (my beach themed craft room) and make all kinds of creations together, from lollipops to nature journals to penguins, and now, ladybugs!

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person/s who tagged you and create a link to their blog.
  2. Use “THE GREAT LADYBUG CHALLENGE!!!” logo banner on your post and copy and paste the rules on your post.
  3. Add a picture of your ladybug creation/s and maybe a how-to of how you did it and the supplies used.
  4. Create a link to Our Little Red House blog, so people can be inspired by her beautiful ladybugs! And check out her blog, she makes really neat projects!
  5. Tag 1 – 5 people that you think would be interested in making ladybugs and create links to their blogs.
  6. Notify your tagged people that you’ve tagged them through social media or in the comments on their blogs.
  7. This is a wide open ladybug making exercise! You can make them however way you want, it’s not limited to sewing them. Use whatever is your favorite crafting materials to make them. And you can even write poems or stories about ladybugs or paint pictures of them. Or make cards featuring ladybugs. Or you could even make ladybug cupcakes or cookies! Use whatever creative medium you are comfortable with!
  8. There is no time limit! Ladybug making should be relaxing, not stressful!
  9. Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate in making ladybugs! Tag others and create links to their blogs so people can follow the links to see the ladybugs!

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My SURF Club made a multitude of ladybugs from a variety of materials. This first group was made from tiles. I was at Lowe’s one day with my husband and scored on a sheet of tiles on clearance for less than $1.50. I knew I could make good use of them.

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One of these ladybirds is mine.

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Sammie's Ladybug

For this project the girls used the following supplies:

  • White diamond tiles
  • Small black diamond tiles (these came with the white tiles)
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Craft glue
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small googly eyes
  • Other embellishments such as small buttons, pearl gems, black twine, black chenille stems, glitter, etc.
  • Magnet buttons (We hot-glued these on the underside so they could be ladybird magnets).
  • Scissors

This second group of ladybugs was made from egg carton cups:

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Egg carton, paint, pom poms, tiny buttons, small googly eyes, stick on gems, black chenille stems

And then we have some one-of-a-kind ladybugs:

These ladybirds were made from bottle lids, an egg carton flat, a ladybug inspired key, little jars, and a sea shell. Pretty imaginative if you ask me!

Two of my girls designed homes for their ladybugs:

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This home was made from an empty lemon juice container.
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This adorable bug house was made from an empty cocoa container and half a t.p. roll.

And last, but not least, I found a ladybug coloring page online which some of my girls colored:

 

And there you have it! This was a really fun craft for my girls and they were excited to take part of this challenge. I hope some of my readers will also take part.

My nominations:

  •  Becky at Gazelle Sentiments. Becky makes the most amazing cards! Maybe she will delight us with a ladybug card.
  •  Patty at WhimziVille. Patty has the most creative ways of repurposing and upcycling.
  •  You! If you’d like to take part in this challenge, please do! We’d love to see more ladybugs, of all kinds!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! I hope your week is going great. ♥

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I cherish my roles as a daughter of God, a wife to my husband of 27 years, and a mama to two sons and two daughters. I am a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.I am passionate about homeschooling and education. My hobbies include crafting, photography, journaling, and traveling.

13 thoughts on “The Great Ladybug Challenge

  1. I’m excited to see this!!! I’ve been off with an injury and I missed it! Wow are these some awesome ladybugs. I’m just so impressed with all the different ladybugs designs coming out of this challenge. Thanks so much for being a part of the fun and creativity!!!!

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  2. How creative, I never would have thought of using tile for ladybugs…LOVE It. It looks like you all had so much fun being creative together, that puts a big smile on my face. I think the world would be so much more at peace if we all got together and did art together. That lady bug home is also really adorable.

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    1. Thank you! We really do have fun being creative together and I’m always amazed by the clever things they make. I’m glad we made you smile. ☺️ And I agree with your sentiments! This world certainly needs more harmony, doesn’t it?

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