Summer Dragonfly craft

Summer Dragonfly craft

This cute summer dragonfly craft is a great activity to keep the kids busy over the summer holidays and it looks adorable too! We used a glue gun to make our little butterflies but it works with pva or tacky glue too; you just need to be a little extra patient!

Here’s what we used

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tacky glue/glue gun/pva
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors

How to make this cute summer dragonfly craft

Glue several smaller Pom poms across the length of the popsicle stick to make the body and a large one on the end to make the end. if you’re using pva or slow drying tacky glue then you will need to leave it a while to die.

Twist two pipe cleaners together in the middle to make a cross. Twist the centre of the pipe cleaners around the popsicle stick near the head and then bend each wing piece inwards and twist to secure.

Now twist another pipe cleaner around the stick at its centre and curl the ends around to make the antennae.

Glue on two Googly eyes and once dry your adorable popsicle stick dragonfly is ready to play with or display!

Beaded heart decorations

Beaded heart decorations

Handmade bead hear decoration gift craft for kids

These sweet little beaded heart decorations are so simple and easy to make and don’t they just look adorable? It’s more important now than ever to show a little love to special people in our lives and my kids have made some of these to give to their great grandparents who they haven’t really seen much this year. Its not the same as a little cuddle but sometimes all it takes is a little gesture to brighten someone’s day!

Heres what we used

  • Pipe cleaner
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

How to make these beaded heart decorations

Take a pipe cleaner and pinch it into a point at the cente. Curve the two loose ends inwards in a basic heart shape and thread your beads onto the pipecleaner leaving a 1-2cm gap on each end.

Once you’re happy with your decoration, twist the two ends together and then tuck them up inside the pony beads.

Handmade bead heart decoration gift craft for kids

Thread a piece of ribbon through the bead which sits at the inside point of your heart and tie the ends together to make a loop. Bend your heart back into shape if necessary and its ready to gift to a love one!