Easy kid’s craft project

by Amanda F Posted on August 11, 2010

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Finding creative ways to display your family photos, especially those that will reside in your child’s room, can be challenging. I have a project for you and your kids that will not only be fun to make, but will create colorful, decorative accessories to dress up frames and shelves to decorate your child’s room.

This craft project uses recycled plastic lids milk jugs and juice containers. Once completed, use these darling ladybugs to decorate a shelf, glue them to a picture frame, or fill them with modeling clay and use them to cover up pushpins.

To make these ladybugs you will need:

Plastic lids
Black acrylic craft paint
Small wiggle eyes
White craft glue

Wash and dry the plastic lid. Paint on the head by using a paintbrush to add an almond shape at one end of the lid.

Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in black paint to add the spots. Make some spots larger than others. Let all the paint dry.

Use white craft glue to add the wiggle eyes.

Optional: You could make these into magnets, but you would need to fill the lid with something first. I would recommend using something lightweight, like cardboard. Cut it into circle and glue it inside the cap, then add a magnet.

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  1. Joey Says:

    What a cute idea Amanda. And super fun to do with kids.
    Thanks for sharing your crafty idea!

  2. Taren Says:

    I LOVE all of your kids craft ideas! I have been using them for my 2 yr old daughter as well as my 1st/2nd grade sunday school class @ church. They’ve been a BIG hit! Keep up the awesome posts! :)

  3. BarbaraJ Says:

    You have some really cute ideas and fun not only for the kids but also for the moms!!

  4. Tiffany M Says:

    Those are adorable!!! And I always love a cute magnet so I would have to try that.

  5. AnnAbbott Says:

    A great idea for little hands.

  6. Lin Says:

    I wish I had found this site long ago! We have 16 grandkids and am always looking for new ideas to keep them busy ! This is darling.

    Nana, Lin

  7. Carm Says:

    What a genious idea! Your creation is great! I You save the earth. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. kniewohner Says:

    Great idea!! I’ve always felt guilty throwing out plastic lids when I recycle the container. For a long time we would put matching stickers on the tops of 3 lids representing each team and play a type of game like shuffle board on the linoleum floor, sliding our lids across certain cracks for points, but too far and you’d get nothing. Great game, but these are just too dang cute. We’ll have to try it. Got a stash of Naked juice lids that will be perfect for this craft!

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Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. She is the craft expert for FamilyCorner.com and Kaboose.com. You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda (http://craftsbyamanda.com/) and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin' (http://amandascookin.com/)

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