Recycled Plastic Bottle Lady Bugs

We’ve learned how plastic is destroying the environment, so why not repurpose those bottles for a fun craft project?

Check out these recycled plastic bottle lady bugs. They are fun to make and great for outdoor gardens or indoor potted plants.

Note: this craft may require adult supervision

What You Need

  • Plastic bottles of different sizes
  • A Craft Knife/sharp scissors
  • Colored acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Small craft paint brush
  • Small foam ball
  • Googly eyes
  • Black plastic forks or black chenille sticks (aka pipe cleaners)
  • Hot glue or a super glue

Note: the video uses a candle to melt the tines of the plastic fork. If you do not want to use a flame, substitute the fork for black chenille sticks.


Let’s help save our planet by cutting down on our use of plastics and recycling or repurposing the plastic we do use. For other conservation ideas, check out our conservation and craft sections. 

Categories: Conservation, Crafts

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