Egg Carton Ladybugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


Recycle your old egg cartons into these adorable little ladybugs! So easy to make and such a cute result, what child could resist? Great for spring, Earth Day, or any old time.

What You Need

(for one ladybug) empty egg carton


skinny black chenille, 2″ piece

2 small wiggle eyes

1 medium black pom pom

colorful acrylic paint

black acrylic paint


*white craft glue

hot glue gun


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What you do

Use scissors to separate egg carton cups, trim the edges. Paint egg cartons in desired colors and let dry. Glue wiggle eyes on to black pom pom and let dry. Glue black pom pom on to side of egg cup with white craft glue and let dry completely, making sure eyes are facing out and are where you want them. Cut the 2″ piece of skinny black chenille in half. Bend the end of each one to form the antannae. Use hot glue to attach antannaes to pom pom head. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add black paint dots to the ladybug’s back. Dip handle into paint and pick up a generous amount, then use a drawing motion to add the dot to the ladybug’s back. Let dry completely.

Check out these other adorable ladybug projects:

Recycled Ladybug Jar Plastic Lid Ladybugs

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