With the coming of spring, ladybugs are awaking. Since I love seasonal crafts, I planned a beach trip with my nanny kids. Why? Because seashells are the perfect ladybug shape!
After collecting the shells and a nice afternoon playing at the beach, we went home to give our shells a bath :-) With a cotton swab (perfect to practice the fine motor skills) the kids coloured the shells with pink and red paint.
After they were done, they wanted to continue painting with their cotton swabs on a paper.
We let the seashells dry and during their afternoon nap I turned them into ladybirds with a marker. We ended up with a whole family of ladybugs and they are great for playful educational games or to give away as a (good luck) gift.