Ladybug Craft


This tutorial will show you how to make an easy ladybug craft. This is a great beginner needle felting project.

Going by the nursery rhyme, I would have to say this critters name must be Ann. She is the one that crept under the frying pan, right?


Age: 12+

Difficulty: Easy

Time Scale: 2 out of 5

Needle-felted-Ladybug-Craft

Supplies:

  • Red wool roving 3 inch x 5 inch piece
  • Small amount of black roving
  • needle felting needle
  • foam block
  • tacky glue
  • black stretchy plastic craft lace

If you want to add eyes:

  • Sewing needle
  • black thread
  • two small black beads



Make the Ladybug Craft


So, to make Ann, take a piece of red wool roving that is about 3 x 5 inches and fold and shape into a ball. Tuck the edges under one side. Needle felt this until it is about the size of a golf ball with one side flattened slightly. This will be the underside of the body.


Start-with-ball-of-red-wool

Needle felt the top side of the body down the center, so there is a narrow indentation. Make one end so it is a heart shape, but not pointed at the other end.

Use a piece of black wool that is about 1 x 3 inches. Shape into a ball and start to needle felt so it is slightly flattened on one side.


Needlefelt-down-the-center

Leave this side so the fibers are slightly loose, so it will attach more easily to the body. Make one end squared off and keep needle felting until you have made a U shape.

Attach this to the body by needle felting together. If you are having trouble attaching it, add a small piece of wool, where it connects.


Form-the-head-with-black-wool


Make the dots on the back of Ann, by rolling tiny pieces of black wool into balls. Needle felt these on, in random spots. Form into better circle shapes, as you go.

These really are TINY pieces of black wool.


Add-tiny-pieces-of-black-wool-for-the-spots

Cut 6 pieces of plastic craft lace into 1.5 inch lengths. Use tacky glue and attach these to the back side of the
ladybug. Glue the pieces on so that the curve that the craft lace has, goes up. When turned over they will actually be curved down and look more like legs.

needlefelted-ladybug-with-plastic-legs

After the glue has dried, turn over and check out the legs. They will probably look a little long. Trim them to the desired length. Bend to shape them more.

If you would like to add eyes, you can use black thread and sew on two small black beads.

Now that this ladybug craft is complete, you may want to try other needle felting projects


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