Ladybug crafts for a recovering 6yo?

Well, there's a little girl who used to live across from my grandad (she still does, but.. Um.. He doesn't anymore...) I met her family when they first moved in, and she wasn't born yet. I've known her since she was born... She really likes ladybugs.

But, a couple days ago she randomly threw up in kindergarten and she has some stomach problems (Gurd, mostly) and I'd like to make her something ladybug themed to make her feel better. Obviously no food!

I'll be going over to see her today, Monday, probably around 3 or so. So I need an idea by noon, at least. Can you guys help? My best idea is a plushy, but she has some of those so I don't know if it would cheer her up or not.

No major clothes like dresses and shirts as I don't have time, but jewelry is fine. If I get an idea by the time I check this board, around 10AM, then I'll have about five hours to make it. Im really only good at sewing though. I can't knit or crochet.

Tyvm for any suggestions. I hope she'll feel better soon =)

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8 replies since 26th September 2011 • Last reply 26th September 2011

Oh, another idea I thought of is to make a little paper lantern-type basket and fill it with small ladybug things.. A bracelet; some paper crafts; maybe a small plushy.. What do you think? I'm kin of short on ideas for it though... A basket with two or three items would be kinda empty..

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i love the sound of the ladybug plushy , what about a bookmark or magnet or a liitle book with ladybugs on or in it( she cold draw or write in) , a ladybug stamp would be cute to
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What about a themed colouring book or notebook? I really like the basket idea Happy you could make a few mini plushies in different colours and give them names and write a little story about them

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How about a felt hairclip - I just made a strawberry one (tutorial on sew homegrown) and thought it would easily adapt the idea to make a ladybird (as they're known here in the UK)
My neice loves them too!

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Following on from Julie's felt hairclip idea... these also look cool done with funky foam type stuff, and can also be stuck onto the tops of pencils etc.
The basket full o'bugs idea is really cute! and filling it with little ladybird themed books n notepads, pencils & hairclips etc should be super quick and easy.
You can make your own foam ladybug stamps by cutting shapes from funky foam and glueing them onto a piece of sturdy card etc

You're a really thoughtful person!

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Thank you all for the great ideas. I printed out a lunchbox-type ladybug bag, and attached some rope straps.. Just finished lunch, so I'll get to work on filling it up now.. I have a couple ideas, thanks to you guys and google =P

So far:
•Bookmark - Probably felt covered cardboard, could stitch on a ladybug or two...
•Magnet - Most likely just foam or felt with a magnet strip on the back
•Notepad - I could resize some stationary, print out a ladybug on construction paper and staple it together...
•Coloring book - Same as the notebook, but with outlined ladybugs instead of stationary...
•Little buggies - I love your idea Emma! I could make a little story for them all she could read! Thank you!
•Stamps - I'm not sure how it'll turn out, but it sounds really nice!
•Headband - I'm pretty sure I have some old headbands somewhere..
•Jar - An old kool-aid jar, paint the lid red, draw some ladybugs on it and put the little bugs in it...

Thanks for all the suggestions! And thanks bindiibabe.. I just feel bad for her, you know? They ended up taking her to the ER at first, and she HATES hospitals.. Sigh. I just wanna make her forget about it for awhile..

Well, gotta get to work. Thanks again!

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Aww that's so thoughtful Happy I hope she gets well soon, and good luck with the crafting!

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Hey, thanks for all the ideas guys =D I brought her over a paper bag with ladybugs on it, a glow stick (red, of course), some lady bug plushies with stories(I love that idea still!), a notepad, a ladybug keychain I had bought at the store before, and some candies. She loved it all, especially the plushies and glowstick, which she ran around playing with.

She was doing a lot better according to her mom, and lots better since I came over according to her, haha. If you guys have any more ideas, let me know. I tend to bring stuff over a lot Tongue

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