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Keep your Children busy with DIY gardening activities

Every parent knows that one of the best ways to keep children entertained during the Easter holiday, is to give them a spade, some dirt and the freedom to explore and create. The only problem with this DIY activity, is that you will want to get involved too!


Got some old golf balls lying around? These golf ball ladybugs are fun, easy to make and an inexpensive way to keep your children busy while brightening up your garden at the same time.

You will need:

  • Old golf balls
  • Spray paint primer
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sand paper
  • Brushes


  1. Use sand paper to rub the surface of each golf ball and then spray them with paint primer. This will ensure that the paint adheres better to the surface of the ball.
  2. One the primer is dry, paint each ball red.
  3. Allow the red paint to dry completely before painting the “face” of the ladybug with black paint. Don’t forget to carefully paint in their eyes with a thin paintbrush and white paint.
  4. Finish them off with some protective varnish.
  5. Dot around your garden and admire!