Both of my daughters love dragonflies and helped me design this cute and simple paper craft.
- something to color with (B&W version)
- waxed paper (optional)
- Print out the template of choice (you can print the B&W version on blue paper if you want less coloring).
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Glue the dragonfly together:
- Set the largest circle aside.
- Glue the other circles together, slightly overlapping, from the smallest circle to the largest (this is good sorting practice for young children).
- Glue the wings onto the body (two per side). Instead of using the template pieces, you can trace the templates onto a piece of waxed paper and make waxed paper wings instead (you can even put a bit of glitter onto the wings to sparkle them up a bit).
- Glue the largest circle on top of the wings and body. This will be the head.
- Glue the face and antennas onto the head.
- Glue the flower in the "hair" or on a wing
Printing the Templates:
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).