We have been reading several books on beneficial insects, which led to a craft project, and a shipment of 1000 lady bugs. We didn’t plan to release them all at once (they can be refrigerated for about 2 months) but when the bag opened the little critters made a rush for their freedom. Both girls were a little apprehensive at first, I think it was just the sheer number of them.
You can find the project instructions for these egg carton lady bugs here. It is a quick little project for when sudden overcast skies strike. We used googly eyes instead of sequins and painted out spots. The leaves are just scrap foam.