Monday, February 13, 2017

Origami Ladybug Valentines (with free printable)

If you love easy origami projects for kids, then you're going to swoon over today's Valentine's day craft.   I've seen so many cute bug-in-jar themed Valentine's cards floating around the internet.  So I figured I'd add my own flare with these adorable origami ladybug valentines.  (Free bug jar printable included below!)

fold origami ladybugs for valentines day jar cards

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How to fold origami ladybugs:


make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step1:  (Optional) Fold your piece of origami paper like this.  Then, cut out the four squares so that you can make tiny ladybugs.  (Or, just use the origami paper as is to make a giant ladybug.)

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 2:  Fold your paper along both diagonals.  Open your folds up so that your paper looks like this.

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 3:  See one of the folded lines?  Divide it into three in your mind.  Place your fingers down to mark the thirds.  Why?  Well because....

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 4:  We're going to fold the top down so that it meets the spot of your lower finger (and covers 2/3 of the fold)

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 5:  Now fold the tip of your paper up so that it hits the horizontal halfway fold.
make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 6:  Fold your paper backwards to hide the red triangle.

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 7: Now you're going to fold back both sides of the paper in a slanted fashion to hide the corners.
make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 8: Now we're going to fold back both left and right sides so that they're straight.

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Step 9:  Now fold up the lower corner.

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft

Grab a sharpie marker and some white circle stickers (or googly eyes) and have fun decorating!

make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft


To add a Valentine's twist on it. doodle a bug jar with a cute buggy saying and glue your ladybugs inside.  (If you like my jars, you can get my "You're my best buggy" jars here.  Small Bug Jars  and Big Bug Jar)

Want more bug crafts? 

Check out these links below!
make origami ladybug valentines- super cute bug themed Valentine's day craft


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