Water Colour Dragonfly Painting

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 And sometimes, I amaze myself.  Seriously – this is pretty clever.

Water colour dragonfly painting with curled paper antennae and brad fasteners

Make This Fun Summer Bug Craft

If you recall making Ladybugs in this easy paper plate craft, and Bumblebees in this easy egg carton craft , it will come as no surprise to you to see us cook up another easy bug craft – but this time, we did something quite brilliant.  I took a basic kitchen utensil, and made this crazy awesome stencil for these super cute bug crafts.  

You won’t believe it.

Dragonfly Stencil Template

Materials:

  • Dragonfly Template (click to download and print)
  • Paper
  • Watercolour paints
  • Paint brushes, water, table cover, etc…
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Whole punch
  • Brad fasteners
  • This strips of construction paper – to curl for the antennae

 

Water colour dragonfly painting with curled paper antennae and brad fasteners

Directions

  1. Print the template, and cut out (or dig out a wooden spoon, and trace it a couple times.  One Time putting the spoon at both ends )
  2. Get your plain paper, and paint the entire thing, colouring all the white spots! Cover the entire paper with colour! Work as a team if need be 🙂
  1. Trace out our stencil shapes onto the watercoloured paper with a sharpie.  This makes a nice heavy line for easy cutting. Cut out the body and wings.
  1. Arrange the wings over the body, and use a whole punch to put a whole where all of the pieces will fasten together, and fasten with a brad fastener.
  1. Curl the end of the paper strips with scissors – this also makes a super fun demonstration! And attach to the head of the dragonfly with a gluestick.

 

Another Super Fun Summer Bug Craft for your List

Water colour dragonfly painting with curled paper antennae and brad fasteners

 
 
 

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