We made the wings from 2 pieces of 12 by 12 scrapbook paper, which she glued little black pom poms onto. She was very good about keeping the symmetry between the wings. Art is sooooo good for kids, I can't stress that enough! After the pom poms, she wanted to bling it up, (she's a blingy kid), so she added red glitter glue.We rolled a piece of black scrapbook paper, also 12 by 12, which had this great texture that could be like bug skin would be, and glued it as a 3-d tube body, attaching googley eyes.
At first, she tried pipe cleaners for legs and antennae, but they just wouldn't glue. I didn't want to use the hot glue gun, as I really wanted it to be hers, for the full experience. So she drew legs and antennae on the extra sheet of the textured black paper.
Last, but not least, we attached the wings, which she wanted to be partly open, and later added black pom poms to accent the antennae.
We ended up with a cute, big, 3d, fun ladybug, and a very happy girl, because she did it, rather than me doing it for her! It's so much fun seeing her creativity come alive and make herself, and us, very proud ♥