Set the mood for a ladybird or garden themed party for a toddler with these creative little bugs that flap their wings!
Interactive DIY Ladybug Birthday Invitations
Our ladybug birthday party ideas for a 3 year old were a huge hit and and among all the DIY stuff I created, the invitations turned out to be the most popular creation. All the party guests still hold on to them and have fond memories of the party.
What you will need:
Large Red Eyelet
Eyelet Setting Tool (optional but preferred for neatness)
1. Draw two large circles on the wrong side of the red cardstock and cut them out using scissors or a craft knife. You can draw the circle using any household object – a large cup or a small plate perhaps?
2. Cut one of the circles into two equal halves.
3. Cut two semi-circles from white paper measuring slightly less than the red cardstock halves to write the party invitation on. You can also print out the invitation using a computer and printer and write it so that it fits inside the semi-circles.
4. Glue the white paper halves (with the party information on them) on the two sides of the full cardstock circle.
5. Place the cardstock semi-circles to co-ordinate with the circle and punch a hole at the top and set the eyelet. The eyelet will let the semi-circle ‘wings’ move to reveal the information glued below them.
6. Cut out a smaller circle from the black cardstock for the head and glue the lower part of it to the back of the red circle as shown.
7. Punch out black circles for the ladybug’s dots and two white hole punch-outs for the eyes.
8. Use thin strips from the red cardstock trimmings to make the antennae.