Science Craft: {Adorable} Pumpkin Life Cycle and Ladybug Life Cycle

Your kids will love these science craft ideas!  We have an adorable pumpkin life cycle craft AND an amazing ladybug life cycle craft.  Kids Activities Blog thinks Mommy might even have fun playing with these adorable crafts.

Science Craft

A science craft uses color, artwork, and craft supplies to bring science to life for kids.  In these two crafts, kids make hands-on manipulative pieces that they have fun using while reinforcing learning.

An adorable science craft to demonstrate a pumpkin life cycle for kids!

Pumpkin Life Cycle

Kids can make a pumpkin life cycle science craft

Steps to Making Pumpkin Craft

  • Read Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
  • Color  and cut out the Lifecycle Printable so that you have some bit of paper to fold over the yarn to glue well

Learn about the pumpkin life cycle with this cute science craft

  • Cut your stem
  • Use a glue stick to attach the lifecycle pictures to the yarn (in the right order)
  • Cut a semi circle off from the top of one of the plates

Pumpkin Life Cycle: an easy science craft for kids

  • Attach the end of yarn with the pumpkin with some leftover felt adhesive or a piece of tape to the center of the other plate
  • Pop out the bottom of plate with a cut
  • Glue the plates together
  • Allow time to dry
  • The pull your lifecycle out of the pumpkin beginning with the seed


We love this adorable ladybug life cycle science craft for kids!

Ladybug Life Cycle

Steps to Make this Ladybug Craft

  • Read Are You a Ladybug? by Judy Allen
  • Color your ladybug lifecycle
  • Cut the lifecycle out in a circle to fit the center of the plate and glue it
  • Using your scissors and black adhesive felt, cut a head and dots for the ladybug’s body

This cute science craft helps kids understand the ladybug life cycle

  • Apply the felt to top plate
  • Cut a triangle shape in the top plate
  • Use the brad fastener to attach the plates

Have fun with your lifecycle crafts! Plant a pumpkin seed to go along with the craft! It is easy to do and kids love it!


More Kids Activities

Kids love a fun science craft.  Do you have other ideas for teaching about a pumpkin life cycle or a ladybug life cycle?  We’d love to hear them!  For more science craft kids activities, you might want to read over these great ideas from some other contributors:

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About Marnie Craycroft

Marnie writes Carrots Are Orange, a Montessori inspired homeschooling blog she started in 2010 after the birth of her first son. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Marnie can be found on Facebook, Twitter @OrangeCarrots, Pinterest and Google +.