Did you know that the lady bug is named for the virgin Mary? It is said that farmers were having their crops devoured by insects and prayed to Mary for help. Then red and black beetles came and ate all the insects, saving the crops! They named them “Beetles of Our Lady” which over time turned into “Ladybugs”. You can read more about this legend here. Try some of these fun ladybug activities for the month of May- Mary’s month! Maybe you could even make some blue lady bugs- symbolic of Mary’s color!
Also make this recycled ladybug jar with Crafts by Amanda.
This tutorial for making ladybug lids also comes
from Crafts with Amanda. She has so many cute ideas!