Like my own kids, are your little ones totally into all things creepy crawly? My kids simply adore bugs and I’m always trying to find ways to combine the things they like most with crafting in order to really get the most out of their creativity. They’ve been particularly obsessed with dragonflies lately and I’m quite a big fan of upcycling regular household things into crafts, so that’s how I found myself helping them make little clothespin dragonflies!
If you’d like to learn how these funny little creatures were made as well, check out these photos with step by step instructions or scroll to the bottom of this post to find a video tutorial.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A clothespin
- Green paint
- A paintbrush
- A pencil
- Cardboard (purple and yellow)
- Crepe paper (yellow and light pink)
- Googly eyes
- A glue stick
Gather your supplies!
Use your paint brush to paint your whole clothespin blue. Set it aside to dry.
Draw four oblong wing shapes; two on your yellow paper and two on your purple paper. I made mine about two inches long, rounded on one end with a straight edge at the other. Cut all four pieces out.