Wednesday, September 29, 2010


3 Different Dragonflies

These different dragonflies were very easy to make and really the materials you could use are endless.  Here I've provided 3 different types with some doubling up of materials.  I think the look quite effective!

Card stock Dragonfly
 Materials required:
  • A few different colours or types of card/paper (we used 4 different types)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Fiskars large and medium circle squeeze punches (if you have them.....)
  • Fiskars medium rectangle squeeze punch
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Cut out 4 oval wing shapes
  • Cut out 2 round medium sized eyes
  • Cut out 1 large round shape for the head
  • Cut out 2 Oval shapes for the body (one slightly bigger than the other)
  • Cut out approx 5 small rectangles for the tail
First Glue the wings onto the paper.  The head and eye's come next followed by the large oval body shape and then the smaller stuck on top.  Lastly glue on the rectangle shapes for the tail and you are done!!

Pompom and Button Dragonfly

Materials required:

  • Glue
  • Buttons (approx. 2 large and a variety of smaller ones.....roughly 8)
  • Pompoms
  • Card stock /paper
  • Scissors
  1. Cut out a circle shape for the head
  2. Cut out 4 oval shapes for the wings
  3. Glue the centre of the wings on the paper (slightly fold up either side of the centre so that the wings are not glued to the paper but slightly elevated)
  4. Glue the circle shape above the head and add a couple of buttons for the eye's (smaller ones can be used too for the middle of the eye's)
  5. We used 3 pompoms for the body (glue these on now) but ther may be more or less depending on the size of the wings and the pompoms.
Finish off by gluing some smaller buttons below the body to form the tail.

Clothespin / Peg and button Dragonfly

Materials required:
  • Clothespin (I broke off one of the leg's to form more of a dragonfly shape)
  • Buttons (1 x large for head, 2 eye's, 1 long one for the body or a few smaller ones and approx 5 for the tail)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Card stock (cut into 4 oval wing shapes)

  1. Glue the 4 oval wing shapes onto the back of the clothespin
  2. Glue on the 2 smaller buttons to the larger button to form the eye's on the head 
  3. Glue the head on the clothespin
  4. Glue on a couple of medium size buttons to make the body or one long oval one.
  5. Finally add approx. 5 button's onto the 1 remaining leg to for the tail

And there you are done!

There, 3 easy dragonflies to make!

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