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At Flower-Pot-Crafts.com we want to assist with the creative process by offering free instructions for personal use.

On this page you will find step-by-step instructions for drawing or painting ladybugs and bees. We hope this takes a little of the mystery out of drawing something from scratch. It's not that difficult once you know how to approach it. Feel free to embellish your creation with your own personal touches. This is simply a guide to get you started. Have fun with it and enjoy yourself.

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 HOW to DRAW or PAINT A LADYBUG


Start with a simple dot or circle like the one shown above. You can use just about anything thatís round to make a circle in the size you need for your project. For small bugs use the end of a dowel dipped in red paint. For larger bugs use a coin or small round object and trace the circle onto your project then fill it in with red paint. Shake it up a little and make pink, blue or whatever color ladybugs you'd like! Let the paint dry.

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It helps to have permanent markers available in varying widths for the finishing touches. Use the permanent marker to:

  1. Draw a line down the center

  2. Add antennae

  3. Draw a small head

  4. Add dots to the ends of the antennae and as many dots as you like to the body

If you would like to show a flight pattern of sorts, simply add a trail of dots or dashes below the ladybug like this:

  

You're done!


  


HOW to DRAW or PAINT A BUMBLEBEE


Start with a simple dot or circle like the one shown above. You can use just about anything thatís round to make a circle in the size you need for your project. For small bugs use the end of a dowel dipped in yellowish/gold paint. For larger bugs use a coin or small round object and trace the circle onto your project then fill it in with yellowish/gold paint. If your bee will be on a white background, it's better to use a yellowish/gold color for the body. It will show up better than plain yellow against the white.  Let the paint dry.

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It helps to have permanent markers available in varying widths for the finishing touches. Use the permanent marker to:

  1. Draw the antennae

  2. Draw the wings making a nearly complete circle on either side of the bee

  3. Draw a small head and stripes. If you curve the stripes it will give the bee a round appearance

  4. Add dots to the ends of the antennae and a little "V" shaped stinger at the bottom

If you would like to show a flight pattern of sorts, simply add a trail of dots or dashes below the bumblebee like this:

You're done!


  


Be sure to check back. We'll be adding more "how to" instructions for dragonflies, chicks and frogs!


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