We have been so busy that blogging has gone by the wayside. So instead of writing much I'll just show pictures. At the end I'll post all the link to the great blogs I have found many of these ideas. Enjoy!
For the butterflies: I followed the idea found everywhere but used washable marker and "painted" with water like found on http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/2010/07/quick-craft-tie-dyed-sunshine-ornaments.html
For the ladybugs: http://www.craftideas.info/html/rock_lady_bug_b.html and http://www.create-kids-crafts.com/bug-and-insect-crafts-for-kids.html