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L is for Ladybug Hand Art

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter L. This week we are sharing a L is for Ladybug handprint craft! This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter L. Don’t forget to print the free letter l worksheets to go along with it for more letter practice.

L is for Ladybug

L is for Ladybug Handprint Craft

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make an adorable ladybug. It’s always a lot of fun to for the kids to see how their hand print can turn into something else. For this craft, we make a red handprint for the ladybug’s body, and then use a paintbrush and fingerprints with black paint to make the head, wings, and spots.. It’s a simple and hands-on way to learn about the letter L!

paint childs hand red


  • Letter “L” is for Ladybug printable
  • red paint
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • wipes to clean hands

First, print the printable to go along with this craft. We like to practice the letter on the first page before making our L is for Ladybug handprint, and we do the next page while the handprint is drying.

Start by painting the entire palm and fingers with red paint. This will be the ladybug’s body.

alphabet craft for kids

Now it’s time to make the L is for Ladybug handprint. Place the hand in the center of the page, with fingertips pointing downwards. The easiest way to do this is by turning the page upside down and then making the handprint.

super cute ladybug craft

After the L is for Ladybug handprint dries, it’s time to make the rest of the ladybug. Start by making a black semi-circle head and curly antennae. Also make a line down the center of the palm and down the middle finger to make the wings.

letter of the week letter l craft

Next, use a finger to make fingerprint dots on the wings.

free letter l worksheets

While your ladybug is drying, complete the letter L worksheets for more letter “L” practice!

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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more.

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