4 1/2″ black pom poms
5 TINY black pom poms
1 1″ black pom pom
1 2″ pom pom
2 googly eyes
Step 1: Glue the 4 1/2′ pom pom to bottom of the 2″ pom pom, creating the feet
Step 2: Glue the 1/2″ pom pom the front uppper part of the 2″ pom pom, creating the head
Step 3: Glue the TINY black pom poms to the top of the 2″ pom pom, creating its spots
Step 4: Glue the googly eyes to front upper part of the head
Step 5: Cut out a leaf from the green felt
Note: You can glue the lady bug to the leaf or not; my kids chose not to so the leaf could double as a blanket.. oh, they aren’t they just as creative as I am?
The 2″ pom pom serves as the body of the lady bug and can be any color. I suppose you could also use any size pom pom for the body to create mama, papa, and baby lady bugs. They make quite a beautiful herd, if I dont say so myself:
The pom pom critters enrichment will be coming to an end soon and I have been thinking of ways to improve the activity for the next time around. So far, I think I have decided that with each pom pom critter the kids make, they will also fill out a form, or write a little something (depending on the age group) about their new friend. Things like the critters name, where it lives, what it eats, what its defensice mechanisms are, and so on and so forth. I believe incorporating something like this into the activity will encourage the kids to think more creativitely about what they have just created. Ha.
Thanks for reading.
-The Creative Kitten