Are you ready to make a popsicle stick dragonfly craft that’s not only fun but also helps kids learn about these amazing insects?
Dragonflies are beautiful creatures that capture the imagination of kids as they gracefully zip through the air. Creating a popsicle stick dragonfly craft is not only a delightful activity for kids but also a fantastic opportunity to explore the enchanting world of these fascinating insects.
This is also a great spring and summer craft for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids. Sticking a popsicle stick behind it also turns it into a fun puppet for kids to play with.
If you are looking for more spring craft ideas, check out our gorgeous collection of spring crafts for kids. If you want more craft ideas utilizing popsicle sticks, feel free to explore these additional popsicle stick creations.
Supplies you need to make a popsicle stick dragonfly
- Transparent plastic film
- Black marker
- Popsicle stick
- Hot glue (to be used by grown-ups only)
- Googly eyes
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
Steps to make a dragonfly craft for kids
To create your dragonfly craft, begin by selecting a sturdy, transparent plastic film that is not too thin; this thickness will ensure that it retains its shape well when you cut out the dragonflies.
Next, using a black marker, draw two pairs of wings for each dragonfly on the plastic film. Now, draw small lines inside these wings. You can also draw the small lines later if you want.
Then, apply a coat of acrylic paint to these dragonfly wings using a paint brush. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Once the paint has dried entirely, carefully cut out the wings using scissors.
Gather a popsicle stick and some vibrant yarn of your choice.
Begin by cutting a lengthy piece of yarn and securing it tightly at one end of the popsicle stick. Then, start wrapping it around the stick until you reach the opposite end.
This engaging activity not only sparks creativity but also hones fine motor skills, making it ideal for little hands. It may not come so perfectly when kids do it and that is completely okay. Remember, perfection isn’t the goal here, and it’s absolutely okay if it doesn’t turn out flawless.
Finally, ensure the yarn is securely fastened by tying it firmly at the other end of the popsicle stick.
Carefully stick the yarn-wrapped popsicle stick behind the dragonfly’s wings using hot glue. Please note, that hot glue needs to be handled by grown-ups only. To complete your dragonfly craft, attach two googly eyes at the upper end of the popsicle stick.
Our popsicle stick dragonfly craft is ready! Isn’t it so pretty? Children can have an absolute blast playing with their dragonfly puppets, using their imagination to make the puppets flutter through the air and dance among the flowers.
More dragonfly crafts for kids
Explore a world of creativity and imagination with even more delightful dragonfly crafts.
Paper dragonfly | I heart crafty things- Have some creative fun with colorful paper by making a simple paper dragonfly that comes with a printable template. Kids will love to fold, cut, and decorate as they craft these beautiful insects from paper.
Diy wire whisk dragonfly | Its always autumn- Turn a metal whisk into an adorable dragonfly with this creative idea. This is a great craft to do with kids, especially tweens and teens.
20 dragonfly crafts for kids | Kids craft room- Here is an adorable collection of 20 pretty dragonflies perfect to make over the summer or if you’re following an insect study unit.
Fun facts about dragonflies
Here are some fun facts about dragonflies that are perfect for kids:
- Dragonflies are considered one of the oldest insects on Earth, dating back over 300 million years!
- Dragonflies are incredible fliers. They can fly in any direction – up, down, sideways, and even backward! They’re like tiny helicopters of the insect world.
- Dragonflies have huge eyes that take up most of their head. These large eyes help them spot prey like mosquitoes and other insects while they’re flying.
- Dragonflies come in many bright and beautiful colors such as red, blue, and green.