All of the first graders at our school have to decorate a pumpkin as a book character for their October project. With the exception of hot-gluing the legs (my job) she completed it all by herself!
You can't tell from the picture, but the pumpkin is covered in decoupaged tissue paper, just like the ladybug in Eric Carle's book.
I think it is an amazing likeness. And our grouchy ladybug was very proud of her work! Here is Coleman's 1st grade pumpkin project.