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Ladybug Art

Make a delightful, easy-to-assemble piece of wall art using creatively arranged paper circles.
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2011


Tools and Materials

  • Card stock
  • Circle cutters (small and large)
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler or straightedge
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • Frame

Ladybug Art How-To

  1. Using the small circle cutter, cut two 1-inch circles from black card stock for the antennae ends. Cut two 2 1/2-inch and two 3-inch black circles for the dots on the wings.
  2. With the large circle cutter, cut a 6-inch circle for the head and a 10-inch circle for the body from black card stock.
  3. Cut an additional 10-inch circle, and without lifting up the cutter, adjust the blade to cut a 9-inch circle out of the center, forming a 1/2-inch ring. Cut this ring into quarters to make the antennae.
  4. Cut a 12-inch circle from red card stock for the wings.
  5. Download, print, and cut out the ladybug wings template, trace onto the red circle, and cut the traced pie shape from the circle to make the wings.
  6. Using double-sided tape or a glue stick, assemble the ladybug. Attach the head to the body, the larger black dots to the wings, and the 1-inch black dots to the ends of the antennae. Finish by attaching the wings to the main body and the antennae to the head.
  7. Mount completed ladybug on green card-stock background using double-sided tape or glue stick, place into frame, and secure frame back into place. (Tip: Use the back insert of the frame as a template for the green card stock background.)


Large sheets of card stock available from your local crafts supply store. Small circle cutter, large circle cutter, double-sided permanent tape roller, and glue stick all available from Martha Stewart Crafts. Ribba 16-inch by 10-inch frame available from Ikea.

Comments (12)

  • meg01 24 Oct, 2011

    Where can I find green card stock in such a large size? I can't seem to find it at any of my local craft stores.

  • olgagr 13 Oct, 2011

    My kids had fun making the ladybug, Is anyway to get the directions for the bubble bee and tha caterpillar? Thank you.

  • Quiltertu 12 Oct, 2011

    You can make the bumble bee the same way that the lady bug is made. Only make another 12" yellow circle and cut them into 3 stripes. The tail I just used a corner that the circle was cut out of. Hope that helps.

  • colleen_T 9 Oct, 2011

    Fast walker

    Oct.10. Please send instruction for bumble bee

  • skydove 8 Oct, 2011

    I'd like the caterpillar template.
    thank you

  • acagle 7 Oct, 2011

    I would also like instructions/template on the bumblebee and the caterpillar...Also, where can I find the Michael's 50% off coupon each day?

  • allwhippedup 7 Oct, 2011

    i too would like the info on the caterpillar and the bee.

  • belle005 7 Oct, 2011

    I emailed the show and asked about the other patterns... I just got a form-type response back stating there's a website for the show. Very un-helpful.

  • langhalsmom5 6 Oct, 2011

    Adorable ladybug art work to hang on the wall for the room I am putting together for my Grandchildren. How can I get a pattern for the catipillar and the bumble bee?

  • Beaudean 6 Oct, 2011

    I am very interested in the ladybug and also a butterfly pattern. Where can I find this info. Thanks

  • psych 6 Oct, 2011

    Love this idea for my grandchildren! Would love the pattern for the catipillar framed on your studio wall.

  • belle005 6 Oct, 2011

    What about the other pieces that were briefly shown... like the bee and the caterpillar? Are there photos of those somewhere on the site?