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Changing Ladybugs

Changing Ladybugs
Changing Ladybugs

Follow up a unit about a ladybug's life cycle with this minibooklet. Students can use it to summarize what they've learned about metamorphosis or simply for creative writing!


  • Westcott 5” Kids scissors
  • 4 1/2" x 12" red construction paper strip
  • 4" red construction paper circle
  • 6" black pipe cleaner
  • 1 1/2" black pom-pom
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • brad
  • crayons
  • glue
  • black marker

Helpful Resources:

  • Scissor Caddies
  • Teachers Scissors
  • Kids Scissor Packs


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Changing Ladybugs Step 1

Step 1
Accordion-fold the paper strip to form four equal sections and then round the corners. In each section, draw and label the stages of a ladybug's life: egg, black larvae, pupa, and ladybug.

Changing Ladybugs Step 2

Step 2
Cut the pipe cleaner in half (antennae). With the booklet closed, glue the antennae to the top center of the front cover. Glue the pom-pom (head) on the base of the antennae. Then glue the eyes to the head.

Changing Ladybugs Step 3

Step 3
Cut the red circle in half to form wings and color to add black dots. Attach the wings to the booklet with the brad.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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