When the heat is sweltering this summer and you’re looking for a way to cool off while keeping the kids entertained, these Dragonfly Crafts can really save the day. They’re perfect for kids who love to catch and observe bugs, but even if your kiddo isn’t a fan of insects, there’s no denying their beauty. There is something about the way they fly, and their delicate wings, that makes them so appealing.
You’ll find lots of terrific ways to make dragonflies using clothespins, cardboard tubes, popsicle sticks, seeds, and more. We’ve included projects that are suitable for preschoolers and older kids, too. These crafts will keep your little ones busy all summer long!
We love crafts of all kinds on Mom Does Reviews. We have a cute Bee and Butterfly Craft your kids will love as well.
Check out our Easy Bee Craft:
Love making crafts with your kids? They are even better when they use things you have at home already or can get from the Dollar Store. Coffee filters, wooden clothespins and glitter glue from the Dollar Store transform into a busy Bee for tons of fun! Make this Dollar Store Coffee Filter and Clothespin Bee Craft with your kids today!
Everyone loves Butterflies!
Don’t miss this cute Butterfly Cupcake Wrapper Craft! They use clothespins and pretty cupcake wrappers- and they are super easy to make! They are a perfect activity for a birthday party!
Before you check out our great list of Dragonfly Crafts, here are some fun Dragonfly Facts:
- Dragonflies, which eat insects as adults, are a great control on the mosquito population. A single dragonfly can eat 30 to one hundred of mosquitoes per day.
- Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago.
- Dragonflies are expert fliers. They can fly straight up and down, hover like a helicopter and even mate mid-air.
- Some adult dragonflies live for only a few weeks while others live up to a year.
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