Make Ladybugs You Can EAT!

These strawberry ladybugs are a sweet summer treat. They're easy to make--and fun to eat!

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Participant Age: 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • blueberries
  • mini chocolate chips
  • string licorice
  • strawberries
  • toothpicks
Wash strawberries

Wash a strawberry and remove the stem and leaves.

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.

Make ladybug spots

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

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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