Ladybug Valentine

    Posted by  ·  February 4, 2010

    Bella and I worked on her Valentines yesterday. She will be handing out these ladybug valentines.

    We used red and white card-stock along with brads(metal paper fasteners), 4 1/2 ” square of black tissue paper, Tootsie Pops and wiggly eyes. Yes, black brads would have been easier, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. So we colored ours with a sharpie marker and it worked perfect!

    If you want to make some ladybug valentines, here is the download for the body and wings.

    Ladybug Valentine – Body

    Ladybug Valentines – Wings

    We placed a little glue stick around the bottom of the wrapper and wrapped the black tissue paper around the sucker.  Next we attached the wings to the body with the brads, then hot glued the ladybug to the sucker.


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    1. Monday, January 15th, 2018
      Hi! I love this!
      I'm doing a round-up of Valentine's Printables and was wondering if I could use an image from your post for both the post and a combined marketing (Pinterest, etc) image?
      I already linked you, but wanted permission before using an image!
      Thanks either way.
    2. Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
      Nice answer back in return of this issue with solid arguments and describing the whole thing concerning that.
    3. Migdalia
      Sunday, January 19th, 2014
      This is ADORABLE!!
    4. Monday, January 13th, 2014
      Love the Lady bug Valentine - thanks for sharing . Would like to link it to my website .
    5. Sharon
      Saturday, January 4th, 2014
      Don't understand where you are using the sharpie?
    6. Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
      These are wonderful and a delight to the people we hand delivered them to. However, mailing them in an envelope is a problem, at least in Canada. The 14 cent tootsie pop in the envelope makes the envelope become thicker than 2 cm and means it becomes a parcel rate of over $10. So for the ones we mailed to the Grandparents, etc, we made Ladybug heads out of black construction paper.
    7. Kelley
      Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
      Well I think it was a an issue printing in Google Chrome. I downloaded the file and then printed using Adobe on my computer and no black line. Thanks again!
    8. Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
      My daughter and I started making these for her class Valentines. Thank you for the wonderful project!
    9. Sue D
      Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
      The body is not printing correctly. I am also getting the circle with the black line down the center.(none of the words are printing) The wings came out great though.
    10. Jennifer
      Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
      Help! For some reason I am getting a black line right down the middle of each of the body circles and it's cutting into the print. This line does not appear on the pdf image, only when I print. Any advice? Thanks!
    11. Monday, January 17th, 2011
      I just came across this on your site and they are SO CUTE! Can't wait to make these with my daughter!
    12. Tracy
      Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
      Just wanted to let you know that I made 100 of these ladybug valentine's last week for three of my kids classes. They were a huge success and even the teachers asked for one. Thanks for the unique idea.
    13. Monday, February 15th, 2010
      Eliot received one of these on Friday at his party and I thought "I know where they got that idea!"
      Cheers, Cindy!
    14. Suzie
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      Thank You! My little girl is going to love this! I made it yellow though because she is always saying how she wished lady bugs were yellow because she loves lady bugs and yellow.
    15. Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
      Just finished these and they turned out ADORABLE!!! Thank you for always having such cute and do-able ideas...fantastic.
    16. Rebecca
      Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
      I made these today with my 3 yo daughter for her preschool party. They came out soooooo cute! Thank you for the great post!
    17. Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
      Hi! Just wanted to say that I love your blog and thanks for the freebies. I linked to them again on mine :):
    18. Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
      So cute!
    19. Monday, February 8th, 2010
      So cute. We have been looking for a new idea for lollipops and this will be perfect. The girls and I will pick up some supplies tonight on the way home. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing; I know these will be a huge hit!!
    20. Saturday, February 6th, 2010
      Just to let you know I have linked you in my blog!
    21. Jessica
      Friday, February 5th, 2010
      What type of paper did you use for the wings? I can't seem to find any coloured paper that is printable
      • Thursday, February 11th, 2010
        I used red card-stock. I purchased it from the copy shop for 10 cents per sheet.
    22. Friday, February 5th, 2010
      CUTE! Just wanted you to know that I linked this in my blog!
    23. Friday, February 5th, 2010
      Adorable! Thank you for the fun idea:)

      Ashley, with CWDkids
    24. Friday, February 5th, 2010
      Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
    25. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      LOVE THESE!! my daughter's name is bella, and we call her i might just need to rethink my v-day ideas for her and use these!! thanks for posting.
    26. Lori May
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      These are adorable and I can't wait to make them for both of my girls. The download for the wings looks black and white, but yours is red/black. I am fairly new to the crafty thing, am I missing something?

      By the way, thanks for all you do, I read your blog daily!
    27. Brie
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      Too cute! At my daughter's school each child has a symbol that they use to represent themselves. My daughter's symbol is a ladybug! What a perfect valentine for her to give her friends!
    28. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      Love it! Those are so adorable. I just posted about our Valentines on my blog today, too. Must be something in the air! :)
    29. Jenny
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      Cute as a BUG!! Love it & my little Bella too! xo
    30. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      this is sooooo cute! love it!
    31. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      I love ladybugs anyway, and these are just adorable!
    32. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      they came out girls are all grown and give out cupcakes, if only they were little again so i can make these with them!
    33. gemgirl
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      What a beautiful Valentine. So well constructed evne to the black brads. I could hardly see them. Thanks for a great project.
    34. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      These are adorable!!
    35. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      This is absolutely a very great and creative idea. Thanks for sharing!
    36. Adrienne
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      These are amazing! I wish I would've saw this for my daughter's first birthday since Ladybugs were her theme.
    37. Dianne
      Thursday, February 4th, 2010
      Cute idea, but you didn't say how you attached the Tootisie Pop, it looked like hot glue???? Dianne
      • Thursday, February 4th, 2010
        Yes, hot glue works great to attach the Tootsie Pop to the ladybug.