Counting Ladybirds

Numeracy has been a bit of a focus for me lately. One sudden burst of inspiration that involves counting was making Counting Ladybirds which are devilishly easy to make.

I started by buying wood slices from Amazon (£7.99) then popping to Hobbycraft and buying a tube of red artists acrylic for £2.00 (by the way I’m not sponsored by either store!)

I simply painted one side of the slice red and left the other blank. Once dried I took a black marker pen and drew the ladybird on the red side with the amount of spots needed (i.e. 1 spot for 1, 2 spots for 2 etc) then wrote the number on the plain side. As I had 20 slices I did numbers 1 – 20.

Here’s a few pictures of how I did it:

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