How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

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Have you ever bought craft supplies on Amazon because they were wicked cheap but you had to buy like 4 million of that item?  I decided to make bottle cap magnet lady bugs because what the heck else was I going to do with several pounds worth of tiny circular magnets?  Seriously!  I bought them for a project, used 3 and now am left with so many magnets I don’t have a clue how to start using them all up!  Since spring is coming and I am a huge fan of lady bugs, I decided to spend my morning making bottle cap magnet lady bugs!  We are always sticking things on the refrigerator and I’m not sure you can ever have enough magnets in the house!  If you decide to give this upcycled craft a try, let me know how it turns out.  I am including Amazon affiliate links to the supplies I used if you need to do some shopping.

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs


Easy DIY Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs Make an Easy Earth Day Craft or Spring Craft for Kids!


bottle caps

red spray paint (I used Krylon short cuts)

black nail polish, permanent marker or fine tipped black paint pen

2 small googly eyes per magnet

hot glue gun

1/2 inch diameter small round magnets


Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs



Spray paint magnets red.  You may need multiple coats of paint.  Let paint dry between each coat.

 Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

Once the paint is dry, add a lady bug pattern as shown using your black writing instrument of choice

 Bottle Cap Magnets

Once your black pattern is dry, glue on (or stick on if self adhesive) your googly eyes

 How toHow to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

Flip the bottle cap over.  Hot glue a small round magnet to the inside of the cap.

Need more creative ways to upcycle bottle caps? 

Try this bottle cap garden art!

Easy Earth Day Crafts Bottle Cap Garden Art

Love Ladybugs?

Make these cute golf ball lady bugs from Turning the Clock Back!

Gold Ball Lady Bug Craft




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  1. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your adorable ladybug project! You can see it here: If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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