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Everywhere I go I'm constantly looking for cute ladybug items. Being an artsy person I also enjoy finding crafts where I can personalize things. A lot of arts and crafts stores have little plaster figures that you can paint yourself and they are very reasonably priced.
In the craft section of Wal-mart I found some adorable ladybug plaster statues that were basically blank canvases. They were only $0.62 a piece! I took them home and painted them with acrylic paints. Not only was this a great find and very affordable, but it also let me customize something for my children, a great gift from the heart.
These figures are about 2 ½ to 3 inches tall and have sweet expressions on their faces. The acrylic paint also found at Wal-mart was easy to use and clean up was a breeze.
There were some pretty detailed parts to this ladybug, so I used a small tip paint brush. I painted the ladybug's wings with a Red Apple paint and then went over the spots using Black. The body was black and then with the eyes I used white and then painted the iris of the eye with Blue Jay color.
We finished the ladybug with a dry brush technique to make it look shadowed, using black and white to make a gray color. Then we used a clear coat finish to give the statue a glossy shine.
Plastic Clay Ladybug Craft
This is a really fun craft to make your own little ladybug miniatures or toys out of some inexpensive plastic clay. Our step by step tutorial shows you how easy making plastic ladybugs can be.
Ladybug Fake Needle Point Craft
This fun craft for kids and parents will guide you through how to make a Ladybug design that looks like needle-point using markers. A really easy, fun craft that makes a great ladybug decoration for the home.
Ladybug Paper Plate Craft
Here's a fun ladybug craft to do with kids using mostly around the house items and other low cost supplies. This works great as a classroom project as well!
Ladybug Kids Shirt Craft
A simple step-by-step craft that is very low cost for making a ladybug shirt for kids. We made our ladybug shirt for about two dollars!
Get some ideas and tips for making your own ladybug cake or, if you have made your own ladybug cake before, share your ideas with the rest of the world.
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