These adorable paper dragonflies are simple and easy to make, perfect for a sunny summers day with the kids!
What you’ll need
Double sided tape / glue
How to make our paper dragonflies
Cut out multiple strips of paper making sure each one is thinner and shorter than the last until you have a selection of strips similar to the ones in the picture above.
Take your largest strip and add glue or tape to one and the roll it around and attach it to the other end to form a circular tube. Repeat this step with all of your other strips. With the smallest strip you can flatten it slightly to create a long tail.
Stick all of the tubes together in descending order of size to create the body of the dragonfly.
Next you’ll need to cut out the shapes of your wings. To do this we folded a piece of paper in half then drew a wing from the fold and then opened it out to reveal our double wing shape.
Once you have your two wing shapes stick them together in a cross and then onto the body of the dragonfly
Finish off your adorable paper dragonflies by adding two Googly eyes and any optional facial features!
Following my last post with the popsicle stick bumble bees I wanted to share these cute little popsicle stick dragonflies with you all. They’re really similar to the bees and just as simple to make. Dragonflies are so beautiful, we see some really lovely brightly coloured ones around here during the warmer months and the beautiful colours are what make these little guys such a great craft! My little boy loved combining all the different colours to create his beautiful dragonflies – Don’t they look adorable? Each dragonfly turns out unique which makes it great as a group craft too.
Here’s what we used
Coloured (or painted) popsicle sticks
How to make our popsicle stick dragonflies.
Take two popsicle sticks and glue them into a flattened X shape to make the wings. Take a third stick and glue it in the middle of your x shape as you can see above, this makes the dragonflies body.
Coat the body of the dragonfly in glue and stick the pom poms along it using a larger one for the head. Leave your pom poms to dry in place.
Take a length of pipe cleaner and twist it equally just behind the head piece on you Popsicle stick body. Finish your dragonfly by adding two googly eyes and optionally any decoration on the wings!