Bottle Cap Ladybugs

kudzukween(8 MS)March 31, 2010

this is a quick and easy project even the kids can make. the link to craftideas.com where i got the idea is on my blog. i used silicone to glue 2 painted caps together strung with fishing line. they look really cute on my butterfly bush by the front porch! come visit me at my blog!

kudzu

Here is a link that might be useful: Kudzu's Blog

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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

cute idea, I saw that idea on the link you mentioned and thought I would make a few as well

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 7:39PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Those are sweet. Kids would love making them.
kathy

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 8:22PM
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jeannespines

Yes, a great project...kids would love it, too! kudzu...I've got the real thing coming in on my enclosed porch today...extraordinary hot weather for March 31st & the ladybugs love it! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 11:52PM
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grandmathyme

My grandkids would enjoy making those! They're homeschooled, and we're doing a unit on gardening. This would make a great supplementary art project! VERY cute!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 12:48AM
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sunnyca_gw

We were leaving the park after craft club a few weeks ago & they had closed off the sidewalk so had to walk on grass & it was a really nice day. By 1 of the picnic tables was a whole bunch of bottle caps. Hope I can find what I did with them. These are adorable! They look great in your butterfly bush Kudzu!! Jan

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 12:54AM
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kudzukween(8 MS)

thanks so much,ya'll!

i hear the ladybugs are good luck,jeanne!! my grandson made some, he's 6 years old, so it's a good project for younger kids...especially if you make it easier by using a paint pen, or using the end of a paintbrush dipped in black paint for the spots. i painted these all red,then added black:D grandma!
a great recycle,too,jan....and more projects on that site!

kudzu

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 1:37AM
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Marlene Kindred

What a cute project! Love them!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 9:30AM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I realize this is an old post, but I love these! Any reason you couldn't also use plastic bottle lids?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 3:26PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Kudzu -- like everything you make - these are adorable !

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 8:08PM
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sunnyca_gw

BJ4L you probably could use plastic but metal would last longer I think. Plastic in heat deteriorates unless under a patio cover or tree or shaded area, some plastics, paint doesn't stick to too well either.I like the rounded edge of the metal caps too! But worth a try since you just toss the bottle caps out anyway. I give 1 gal water bottle caps to a teacher to use when teaching kids to count. They come in several colors & easy for kids to pick up. Jan

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 9:59PM
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kathi_mdgd

I save the colored bottle caps from the flavored water that i drink.I have in the past used them on one of those large xmas ornaments that we use to make gazing balls.I also use them to make feet/stands for some of my cross stitch projects that i turn into cubes.Of course they also make great playthings for the GGK'S when they come to visit.
Kathi

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 8:53PM
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