Ladybug Clay Pot Craft

Spring is the perfect time to make a ladybug clay pot craft with your kids, plus it looks so adorable and easy to make.

With growing flowers and vegetables at this time of year, you’re sure to have a spare terracotta pot or two left over.

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Spring crafts bring us lots of joy and inspiration – learn with our 3D Ladybug Lifecycle Crafts or get creative with 3D Frog Coloring Pages.

After your kids are done with their craft, have them learn How to Draw a Ladybug in Just Six Easy Steps.

DIY Ladybug Clay Pot Craft

Our ladybugs can be made of clay, paper or plastic pots.

Kids have so much fun making a ladybug that they can play with and enjoy for days to come!

You can even put some treats or a hidden message underneath it!

Ladybug makes her own clay pot

This step-by-step guide will help you make a clay pot ladybug craft in no time.

How to make ladybug-shaped clay pots

What you need:

  • drag
  • glue
  • pencil
  • pot (made of clay, plastic, or paper)
  • black paper
  • acrylic paint (red and pink)
  • paint brush
  • sharp eyes
  • black pipe cleaners

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions


Paint the clay pot red.

Step 1

You may have to apply a few coats of paint to the pot to cover the entire pot.

Step 2

Cut a strip of black paper.

Step 3

Apply glue to the edge of the pot.

Step 4

Start gluing the black strip around it.

Step 5

Cut the piece of paper so that it lines up with the edge of the pot.

Step 6


You will draw the ladybug’s head on the black paper.

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Step 7

Let’s continue cutting the head of the ladybug and glue it on the glitter eyes.

Step 8

Draw a smiley face and cheeks on the ladybug’s face.

Step 9


Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Step 10

Roll up the pipe cleaner like an antenna.

Step 11

Glue both antennae onto the ladybug’s head.

Step 12


Next, draw six legs on black paper and cut them out.

Step 13

Start gluing them onto the ladybug.

You can fold each leg a little to make it easier to stick them inside.

Step 14

Glue all six.

Step 15


Now you will draw circles on the black paper.

Step 16

This will act as the ladybug’s point.

Step 17

Paste as many points as you like.

Step 18

Attach the head to the ladybug’s body.

Step 20

The final product is an amazing ladybug!

Step 21

You can use it as decorations around your house.

Clay pot ladybug

Make as many ladybugs as you like.

Handmade Spring Clay Ladybug

We think ours look great!

DIY spring craft ladybug clay pot

Share your ladybugs with us, we’ll be happy to see what you’ve done!

Ladybug clay pot craft ideas

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