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7 to 12
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Make Ladybugs You Can EAT!
These strawberry ladybugs are a sweet summer treat. They're easy to make--and fun to eat!
  • blueberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  • string licorice
  • strawberries
  • toothpicks
Step 1
Wash strawberries

Wash a strawberry and remove the stem and leaves.

Step 2
Make the head from a blueberry

For the ladybug's head, push a toothpick into the top of a strawberry, leaving about half an inch sticking out. Press a blueberry onto the toothpick.

Step 3
Make ladybug spots

For the ladybug's spots, push the pointed ends of some mini chocolate-chips into the strawberry.

Step 4
Add legs
  • For the legs, push six small pieces of licorice into the strawberry, as shown.
  • Now, make a few more ladybugs and arrange them on a plate or a leaf of lettuce.

Recipe by Michele Reyzer

This recipe originally appeared in the July 2008 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.

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