With their bright red bodies and black dots, ladybugs make colorful decorations. Learn how to make a ladybug pencil holder.
What You'll Need:
- Magic modeling clay: red, black
Step 1: Form the red clay into a large ball, approximately 5 inches in diameter. Form the black clay into a smaller ball, approximately 2 inches in diameter. Scrape a small area of the surface of each ball with a pencil tip to create a textured patch. Gently push the balls together at the textured areas, then gently push the entire shape against your work surface to flatten the bottom of the ladybug.
Step 2: Use the edge of a ruler or plastic knife to make a mark down the center of the ladybug's back. Form 6 small 1/2-inch balls of black clay, and gently flatten them onto the back of the ladybug (see illustration for placement).
Step 3: Use a pencil tip to create eyes and a mouth. Firmly poke the pencil through the black spots into the ladybug's back. Let dry 24 hours.
On the next page, try another fun activity inspired by ladybugs and learn how to make a Lucky Ladybug Picture Frame.