Make a cute painted ladybug rock for the garden.
By Sandy Waters [Sandy is a teacher at Athol/Royalston Regional Schools]
What You Need:
- Red and Black Tempera or Acrylic Paint
- Clear coat spray optional)
- Note: acrylic paint with be more permanent than tempera paint.
What You Do:
Go for a walk and have the children select their rocks.
Wash and dry the rocks.
Become “scientists” and determine the best way to position the rock.
Paint the rock red.
Optional: While the rock is drying, kids can decorate a Mother’s Day Card using this poem:
I’ve made with love
to set among your flowers
To let you know I love you
and appreciate your hours.
Once the card is decorated and the red paint is dry, kids can add the black features of ladybug.
Apply a clear coat spray to preserve the paint.
Further Study: Read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, talk about the life cycle of the ladybug or characteristics of arthropods.