As we studied Washington state I found out their state insect is a dragonfly. I did a quick search at my library and found Sir Small and the Dragonfly. That gave me a great inspiration for a book craft, a fun dragonfly craft.
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Dragonfly books to go with this craft
Hey, Future Ticia 2022 here, when we did this craft it was to go with Sir Small and the Dragonfly, but here are a few other dragonfly books you could do this craft with:
- Sir Small and the Dragonfly
- Stick– frog and a dragonfly
- Zachary Quack, mini-monster
- I saw a bullfrog– compound words, with animal names, I have either an earlier edition of this book, OR there’s a book with the same name and different story
- The life cycle of a dragonfly– there are about half a dozen books similar to this, I just happen to like this particular series
- Are you a dragonfly?
Dragonfly craft supplies
old-fashioned clothespin (also called a doll clothespin), coffee filter, washable markers, 2 pipe cleaners cut in half (I had to fight Batman off of these to have enough for the craft), googly eyes, scissors, and glue
Let’s make the dragonfly craft!
Start off by coloring your clothespin and the coffee filter. Superman totally covered every single square centimeter of his. I don’t think it was possible to add another bit of color to it.
Next, spray your coffee filter with a spray bottle full of water. Your kids will be very excited if you let them do this. Just watch them, or else they might do like Superman do and so completely and totally soak it that you can’t put together their dragonfly until it dries out some.
Hmmm, I tried to get a picture so you could see what I was talking about, but it didn’t turn out so good. Basically, scrunch up the coffee filter at the “neck” of the clothespin, and use one of the pipe cleaners to twist around it and hold the wings in place. Put the other pipe cleaners on the bottom and wrap the other around it. Does this make sense?
Glue on the googly eyes, and you’ve got a super cute dragonfly. You could also call this a butterfly. Though, I’ve usually seen the butterfly version with the spring-loaded clothespin.
In order of who made it: Batman, me, Princess. Superman’s dragonfly is off somewhere probably chasing monsters.
That is very important to do.