Play With Your Food: Ladybug

Create a red, white and blue ladybug using delicious fruits!

Make a Ladybug!

This week's project is a red, white and blue ladybug.

Supplies

To make your own red, white and blue ladybug you will need a red apple, a plum and a handful of blueberries as well as a paring knife for a grown up to use!

Create Wings

Begin by cutting your apple in half. Then score a line down the center to create separation between your ladybug's wings.

Add White Shapes

Cut two round shapes at one end of your apple half. These will be the characteristic white shapes that ladybugs have on their heads.

Create the Head

Cut an oval shape out of the plum to create your ladybug's head.

Add the Head

Place your ladybug's head at the end of the apple with the white spots.

Make Spots

Cut approximately ten blueberries in half. You will use only the smooth bottom half of the berries to create your spots.

Place Spots

Stick the blueberry halves onto the back of your ladybug. For our ladybug we put five spots on each side, however feel free to add more or less to personalize your ladybug.

All Done!

Your ladybug is now complete! Don't forget to snack on the extra blueberries when you are done!

Next Up

Garden to Table: Broccoli

With its sweet high notes and sulfurous body, broccoli might be the perfect vegetable.

Garden to Table: Peppers

Understanding the life-cycle of the pepper fruit is critical for knowing when to harvest and how to use your specific pepper variety.

Pet Halloween Costume: Little Ladybug

Disguise your pup in a cute ladybug Halloween costume you can create in under an hour using basic craft materials and a no-sew method.

How to Refinish a Dining Room Table

Easily refinish a dated or worn dining room table to give it a fresh look.

When to Plant Garden Mums

Want your garden mums to survive winter? Learn tips for planting fall garden mums to help them return next spring.

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

Give an old kitchen table new life in a weekend with these simple steps for refinishing wood furniture.

Halloween Party Food: Cake Ball "Eyeballs" Recipe

Kids' favorite party treat — cake balls — get a monstrous makeover for your Halloween get-together. Just the right size for small hands, these sweet treats are sure to get two thumbs up from your favorite trick-or-treaters.

How to Clean a Wood Kitchen Table

Got half an hour? Make your wood kitchen table spotless and germ-free.

Halloween Party Food: Potato Beetles Recipe

Crowd-pleasing fingerling potatoes, wild rice and creme fraiche combine to create a spooky Halloween snack that looks as though it could crawl right off the platter.

How to Preserve Your Garden Herbs

Follow these simple steps for making your herb garden last.