How to make a Felt Ladybug

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After a long hiatus, we are back with many more felt animals!  We are back with L is for Ladybug!!  It was between a lion and a ladybug and both my children chose ladybug so this one is very simple :)  You can find many more templates and how-to posts in our series: ABC Felt Animals.  My children love their felt animals and this project has really helped to reinforce beginning sounds, so we are are moving slowly but surely!

Though they take some time and effort, the felt animals have been well worth it.  They develop phonemic awareness and help children learn and create and imagine.  I hope you enjoy learning about how to make a felt ladybug!!

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All you need to make a Felt Ladybug is:

  • felt: black, red (or you can use paper!)
  • cotton balls
  • hot glue gun (or Elmer’s if you’re just using colored paper)
  • amazing Fiskar scissors (if you’re going to work with felt at all, you have to check these scissors out!)

** This craft uses a hot glue gun — please keep out of the reach of children — these are for adult use only!!**


We cut out the body template twice, and then I cut out the wings.  I realized that I wanted the wings to be connected, so I used my coloring page as a template for the wings.  I ended up making the wings a little bit bigger than what is printed out.  I also didn’t separate the head and the thorax, to make it less complicated.  We also cut out some simple antennae and finally cut out six legs, a last minute addition per John’s request to remain anatomically correct.


Here are our wings on top of the body template.  I didn’t glue these all the way on, so that the ladybug can “fly”.

I glued the black spots on first, then glued the antennae in one of the black bodies, then I hot-glue cotton balls on one of the templates and then carefully hot-glue the second template on top, little by little.


John gets so excited about a new felt animal.  L is for Ladybug!


I made a template and a coloring page for you to make your own felt ladybug!  


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Download your free ladybug printable pages here. 


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Other Posts in the ABC Felt Animals Series:

A is for Alligator

B is for Bumblebee

C is for Crab

D is for Dolphin

E is for Elephant

F is for Flamingo

G is for Gorilla

H is for Horse

I is for Iguana

J is for Jellyfish

K is for Kangaroo

T is for Turtle

U is for Umbrella Bird

V is for Viper

W is for Whale

Y is for Yak

Z is for Zebra

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  1. Just discovered your felt animals… totally adorable!!!!

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