St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial

St. Patrick’s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial

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Easter being so early this year, takes a little thunder away from St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, but here’s a quick and easy craft you can make to celebrate the holiday. This St. Patrick’s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial is a super simple idea that’s great to make with kids. Adult crafters could combine this concept with scrapbooking techniques for a more challenging project. 

Materials Needed for the St. Patrick’s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial

St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial
  • Green construction paper
  • A black thin-tipped marker
  • Assorted buttons
  • Glue
  • Optional – gold pen, colored pencils and glitter

Step 1

Fold a piece of green construction paper or card stock in half to create a greeting card. 

Step 2

St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial

Glue an assortment of buttons on the front of the card making sure to leave space in between for drawing. Allow the glue to dry completely. If you’re in a rush, use hot glue instead.

Step 3

St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial

Using a fine black marker, draw a face, arms and legs around the buttons to create ladybug characters.

Step 4

Practice your hand lettering by writing a simple greeting such as, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” or “Luck O’ the Irish“.

Step 5

St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial

Add some extra flair to your card with gold glitter, a metallic pen or colored pencils. As a variation, you could glue buttons together in groupings of three or four as shamrocks and clovers. 

Lastly, for a unique greeting inside your card, look for old Irish poems or saying online to write inside. 

Did you enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day Ladybug Card Tutorial? Check out our PH Kids’ Club for more crafting and activity ideas.

St Patrick's Day Ladybug Craft tutorial

Ashley Lucas is a children’s illustrator and coastal decor designer. You can find her at Sea Glass Art and Lady Lucas Art.

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