This another fabulously Germanic traditional and tactile craft. What is also great about these little guys is that you can make several – with different numbers of dots and then use them to practice counting. The very young amongst us can paint the red and get help with the dots and the feet. My son commented that we needed googley eyes… He LOVES googley eyes, but I also think “plain” is nice!
Materials: 1 walnut half per ladybird, red & black paint, black card, scissors, glue
- Split walnut
- Paint red. Let dry.
- Add black head and spots.
- Cut out a circle with 6 legs and glue on.
- Optional: add googly eyes
Tip: I find the best way to split a walnut in half is with a large knife – insert it into any weak spot you can see and apply pressure on a chopping board. Needless to say, an adult should always do this. I manage to open 80% of my walnuts without breaking them this way, providing me with two shells.
Play or decorate the window sill!
TOPICS: Retraining / Open University