Dragonfly Craft

The girls have been madly making a dragonfly each this week for a school project to help raise money for a local charity ‘Dragonflies‘.

Dragonflies is a bereavement charity who supports children and their families who have lost someone close to them. They asked the school children to create a painting, drawing or collage of a dragonfly that would be entered into a competition (entry to the competition required a small donation … all for a very good cause!).

My girls had very strong ideas about what they wanted to do and two of them were adamant that they were going to do a model. I’m not sure if they’ll count in the competition but that doesn’t matter. It’s the creativity,taking part and helping to raise a bit of money that was important.

Here are their results …

Dragonfly 1 – String and sand collage

Dragonfly collage

Draw a pencil outline of a dragonfly. Glue string on to outline and leave to dry. Spread glue on to each segment and carefully sprinkle craft sand. Add sparkly stickers and leave to dry.

Dragonfly collage 2

Dragonfly 2 – Bottle Corks

Dragonfly cork 2

Glue three wine bottle corks and a champagne bottle cork together to form the body and paint. Bend four, 30cm cotton pipe cleaners into wing shapes and cover in tissue paper. Glue wings to thinnest part of champagne cork and outline wings with glitter glue. Add big gem eyes and pipe cleaner legs.

Dragonfly cork

Dragonfly 3 – Upcycled Jumper Sleeve

Dragonfly Jumper arm 2

This gorgeous dragonfly is made from the arm of an old jumper stuffed with newspaper. String is tied around the body to make the three body segments (head, thorax and abdomen). Use massive acrylic gems for the eyes, bent willow twigs for the wings and pipe cleaner for legs. The eyes and legs are glues on with a glue gun and the wings sewn on to the back.

Dragonfly Jumper arm 1

I think they did a marvelous job!

This entry was posted in Bugs, Clothes, Pipe Cleaners/Stems, String, Twigs n' Sticks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Dragonfly Craft

  1. Pingback: Dragonfly Craft

  2. I found your post at After School. Great ideas! My mom loves dragonflies, so my kids are always looking for dragonfly crafts to make for her :) We will have to add these to the list! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Natalie says:

    All three ideas are fantastic, and I love how different they are. Thanks for sharing this post with Afterschool!

  4. These are so adorable. Thank you for sharing it. Dragonflies are so lovely. :)

  5. redrosemummy says:

    These are fantastic, I have a real weakness for dragonflies and these are three great interpretations

  6. Pingback: All That Glitter! | Zing Zing Tree

  7. JayNine says:

    These are too beautiful or two beautiful!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>