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Kids Crafts: DIY Dragonfly

Did you know that dragonflies have been on Earth for over 300 million years and once had a wingspan of over 2 ½ feet?  The fastest recorded insect, their four wings allow them to fly in any direction, hover, and reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.  That’s an amazing feat for such a small creature!

Here's a fun dragonfly craft you can make with your kids, it's fast, easy, and looks awesome on a bedroom wall! 


  • sticks from the yard
  • yarn
  • 4 pipe cleaners 
  • 2 googly eyes (as small as ya got!)
  • hot glue and gun


#kidscraft #DIY Dragonfly Step 1

Form your wings by twisting together the ends of each pipe cleaner. Once they’re done use hot glue to attach the wings to the stick.

#kidscraft #DIY Dragonfly @mvemother Step 2

Wrap the stick from tip to tail with your yarn. Twine it around your wings to give extra support and stability.

#DIY Dragonfly #kidscraft #kidsactivity #fun Step 3

Add the googly eyes. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF! Use tweezers to carefully place the eyes onto drops of hot glue.

#kidsactivity #dragonfly #DIY #kidscraft Last step

Let your imagination and the wings of the dragonfly take you away!

@mvemother #DIY Dragonfly #kidscraft #kidsactivity

*I originally shared a variation of this craft in Kids Craft 1-2-3 Issue #4

Erin Sipes
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