Aren't these footprint crafts adorable?! The ladybug footprint and bee craft pair perfectly with the kids book, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy. They would also be fun to do with a Spring preschool theme or bug unit.
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How to make a Footprint Bee:
Make a yellow footprint. Alternatively you could make stripes with black paint first and then fill in the rest of the foot with yellow paint. Once dry, glue on googly eyes. Draw the wings, stripes, antennae, and smile using either a black marker or paint.
How to make a Footprint Ladybug:
Make a red footprint or you could paint the heel part black and the rest of the foot red. If you didn't paint the head before making the print, draw or paint it on afterwards. Make fingerprint spots (or color them on). Let dry. Draw the antennae and legs. Then glue on googly eyes.
Finish by making swirly dashed, black lines to represent the bee and ladybug flying.
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
At the playground, Lulu asks her friend Sam if he wants to play with her. Sam likes Diggers, while Lulu thinks Monkeys is the best game. Sam suggests playing under the castle, but Lulu knows that the top is the most fun. They just can’t agree! And then Lulu asks, “Have you ever played Ladybug Girl?”
As Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Lulu and Sam save the playground from hairy monsters and big mean robots, and have their very own parade on the bouncy dinosaurs. They figure out that when they work together, they can create fun games that they both like to play.
We love the Ladybug Girl book series and own several of the books. They're perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners who love imaginative play.