“Ladybug Snack,” Friend, Aug. 2003, 19
You will need: 1/2 red apple, 2 chow mein noodles, 8 chocolate chips or raisins, 2 licorice whips, peanut butter or frosting, and a toothpick.
Have a parent help you remove the core from the apple half.
Carefully poke the chow mein noodles into the top end of the apple for antennae.
Cut a licorice whip to fit across the apple to divide the head of the ladybug from the body, then line it with peanut butter or frosting and stick it on. Do the same with a piece of licorice for the center of the body.
Put peanut butter or frosting on two chocolate chips or raisins and stick them near the antennae for eyes.
Put peanut butter or frosting on the other chocolate chips or raisins and stick them onto the skin of the apple for ladybug spots.
Using the toothpick, poke three holes on each side of the apple.
Push a short piece of licorice into each hole for legs.
Be a praying mantis and gobble up your ladybug.