Make a delightful, easy-to-assemble piece of wall art using creatively arranged paper circles.
Tools and Materials
- Card stock
- Circle cutters (small and large)
- Craft knife
- Ruler or straightedge
- Double-sided tape or glue stick
Ladybug Art How-To
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut a 12-inch circle from red card stock for the wings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.