Fly away home, ladybug! (coloring page)

Recently, I watched a video that showed a ladybug taking flight.

a picture of a ladybug flying

I’m not sure how I’ve survived this long in the Internet Age without seeing a video of a ladybug flying, but it’s incredible and crazy. 

Like, really, really crazy—the video was a NOVA episode talking about origami patterns in nature. (You can see a little bit of it on YouTube here.)

Is is just me--or have you never seen before how a ladybug’s wings fold up under their shell?

I think I've seen them folding their wings up again after a flight,!

Seeing that video inspired me to draw a ladybug. 

I played around with the image, tried a new style, and used the image to create a printable coloring page so that you can color your own ladybug too.

a ladybug coloring page for kids

Here you go!

And do let me know what you think!

UPDATE: the coloring page in this picture became the inspiration for a creepy-crawly coloring book, Bug, Bug, Spider! This page, with a few changes, is part of the book. You can find out more here.

coloring pages for kids


  1. Cute! And a very interesting way to create coloring pages.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party this week. Pinned.


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