First grade is finishing up these gorgeous ladybug paintings this week! We did a few different types of borders, including the checkerboard style but then I decided the dots went with the ladybugs even better! I love them both designs, however, so I'm posting both! We created the borders on the first day and drew our ladybugs, using water bottle lids for the spots. They learned about overlapping, proportion, also about symmetry in nature during the course of this project.