Easy Cut Out Lady Bug Template Printable
This easy cut-out lady bug template printable is perfect for your spring or summer projects! With its large size and simple design, it’s great for kids of all ages. Just print it out on regular paper or cardstock and cut out the shapes. You can use them as decorations, puppets, or even stamps!
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Making A Ladybug Paper Craft
This easy-cut-out ladybug template printable is an easy and fun paper craft for your spring or summer projects! Pair this fun craft with some reading books about ladybugs or teach the kids a song about a ladybug to help spark their interest in the fascinating insect.
You might love this ladybug pom pom color matching activity.
Ladybug or ladybird?
As one of the most popular garden insects, the ladybug has many nicknames including ladybird beetle, lady clock, lady cow, and Mary beetles. The name “ladybug” originated in Europe where the insect was called “Our Lady’s beetle” or the “Beetle of Our Lady.” This is because the Virgin Mary was often depicted wearing a red cloak and the ladybug’s red color was seen as a symbol of her.
The scientific name for the ladybug is Coccinellidae. These insects are also known as coccids or scale insects. There are more than 5,000 species of ladybugs in the world!
Most ladybugs are beneficial to plants and gardens because they eat aphids, which are small insects that damage plants. One ladybug can eat up to 60 aphids a day!
The life cycle of a ladybug
A ladybug goes through four stages in its life: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Eggs: Ladybug eggs are usually yellow or orange and are found on the undersides of leaves.
Larva: When the egg hatches, the larva comes out. It is small and black with spots. The larva will eat for about two weeks before it goes into the pupa stage.
Pupa: The pupa is a stage where the larva changes into an adult. The pupa is often found on the undersides of leaves.
Adult: Once the pupa hatches, the adult ladybug comes out. Adults are usually red or orange with black spots. They have wings and can fly.
Check out our article on 22 Fun ladybug crafts for kids.
Interesting Facts About Ladybugs
Did you know that ladybugs are a type of beetle?
There are over 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world.
Ladybugs are also known as “ladybird beetles” or “ladybirds”.
The most common color for a ladybug is red with black spots, but they can also be yellow, orange, or even black.
Ladybugs are considered to be good luck in many cultures.
Ladybugs eat aphids and other small insects.
A single ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime!
Ladybugs are important to farmers because they help control pests in crops.
In some parts of the world, ladybugs are used as natural pest control in gardens.
Ladybugs can live for up to two years.
The largest ladybug on record was over three inches long!
Check out this list of insect books for kids here!
If the kids are interesting in insects, ladybugs, caterpillars and more, check out this list of insect books for kids to enjoy. It will go well with this printable ladybug template craft.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.