Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Book Craft for the Monthly Crafting Book Club.
I’m very excited to be a part of this months Crafting Book Clubs book series choice Ladybug Girl! The Ladybug Girl book series is one of PJs favorite set of books that he owns!!
Have you heard of the Ladybug Girl books?
Let me introduce you to our favorites!
Ladybug Girl is an adventurous character who is very active and great at using her imagination! In this book Bingo, Ladybug Girls dog goes camping with Ladybug Girl and her family. As she explores their campsite with Bingo, she casts a spell on an old tree wizard, rides a giant turtle rock, and sips tea in a secret garden. In the mists of their play with mermaids and fairies Ladybug Girl is called into action after Bingo gets lost. Then, she herself is lost. How will they find their way out of the enchanted forest? You will have to read to find out!
Ladybug Girl and Bumble Bee Boy by David Soman and Jackie Davis is the book my son relates to best! It’s a story about a visit to the park where Ladybug Girl meets up with a fellow classmate. The two friends want to play together but can’t agree upon what to play . A common super hero interest is discovered when Ladybug girl asks her friend if he wants to play Ladybug Girl. Soon, the two are rescuing Bingo from a scary monster, stopping a mean robot from crushing the play ground and more! In this adventure there are 4 total super insect heroes each with their own imaginative powers!!
Monthly Crafting Book Craft
Now comes the fun part. After reading Ladybug Girl and Bumble Bee Boy (Alot!), PJ and I did this fun craft together.
What you will need
- Broken crayons (yellows, reds, blacks of sorts)
- Aluminum foil covered baking sheet
- Preheated oven set at 200 degrees
Thats all you need!
I wanted to build on one of the themes of the Ladybug Girl books and that is to Make the best of what you have. I think it is important to lead children by example so we used supplies we already had at the house and a little imagination. Just like Ladybug Girl!!
We gathered all shades of yellow, black, and red crayons. It’s ok if they are broken.
Peel the paper from the crayons. This is great fine motor practice!
I covered a baking sheet in aluminum foil.
I helped PJ fold the foil into inch wide strips. He made two of these strips.
We turned the foil strips on their sides and formed a ladybug shape out of one strip. We made a simple oval for the bumblebee shape. We trimmed the strips length down a bit, too.
We placed the insect shapes on the foil covered cooking sheet and filled them with shades of red or yellow.
The different shades of each color made the final craft so much more beautiful!! I placed the cookie sheet in the oven at 200 degrees for just a few minutes to melt the crayons.
We added gray stripes to the yellow bee and black dots to the ladybug last. Then returned the crayon bits back to the oven to melt but not too long. Otherwise the colors will run into to each other and not appear to be dots or stripes at all.
It does not take the NEW crayons long to cool. PJ wanted to peel the foil off. His craft insects were warm and brightly colored!
They are appealing to the senses..rough on one side from bubbling heat and smooth on the other. Best of all they are so beautiful don’t you think!?
I REALLY hope we have inspired you to read a Ladybug Girl book soon!
Thank you for reading,
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