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Dragonfly Made from Plastic Spoon and Knives

dragonfly craft made from plastic spoons and knives DIY from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Clear Plastic Spoons and Knives

Glitter Glue Paint

Wiggle Eyes

Paint Brush

String or Heavy Duty Thread

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

How to Make the Spoon and Fork Dragonfly Craft:

1. Glue two knives together in an X-shape to make the dragonfly's wings using a low temp. glue gun.

2. Glue the wings to the plastic spoon just below the cupped part of the spoon.

Spoon and knive dragonfly craft

3. Paint the dragonfly with glitter glue and let it dry.

4. Glue on googly eyes at the tip of the spoon. You can also add decorative items such as beads and sequins.

5. To finish tie on some thread to hang the dragonfly.

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Dragonfly Craft Stick Craft for Kids

Dragonfly Craft Stick Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Craft Spoons

Acrylic Paint

Glitter Glue Pens

Clear Packaging Tape. Clear Contact Paper or Transparencies (Transparencies are clear pieces of plastic that you can use in your printer. Buy the type that is compatible with your printer.)

Sharpie Permanent Marker

Tacky Glue

Wiggle Eyes

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)


How to Make the Dragonfly Craft Stick Craft:


dragonfly craft diagram

1. Cut a 1 3/4" oval for the dragonflies thorax and a 1" oval for the head as shown in the diagram. Paint the craft stick and body pieces and let them dry.

2. Print out the dragonfly wings pattern. You can use transparencies to make clear wings, or card stock. If you use the card stock and are going to be use the dragonflies outside, you can cover the wings with contact paper or clear tape.  If you want clear wings and don't have transparencies you can place two pieces of tape or clear contact paper sticky side together and then trace the wing pattern onto the tape or contact paper with a permanent marker.

Member's Pattern

Free Instant Download pattern

3. Cut the wings out and glue them to the jumbo craft stick with the larger wings on top as shown.

4. Glue the large oval over the wings, and the smaller oval on the end of the craft stick for the head. Glue wiggle eyes to the sides of the head.

5. You can use glitter glue to decorate the wings.

Dragonfly Craft - Dragonfly Plastic Spoon Craft
Jessie Sanders Pelentsov used the
wing patterns from this craft to make
a variation using plastic spoons
instead of craft sticks.
Dragonfly Craft from www.daniellesplace.com
Sent in by Pam Ross

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Dragonfly Plant Stake Craft

Dragonfly Pipe Cleaner Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Three Pipe Cleaners (Chenille Stems) - Two different colors, one that is Metallic Pipe Cleaners works well,

Wiggle Eyes

Tacky Glue


How to make the Dragonfly Plant Stake:

1. Roll up about 3" of the end of the main pipe cleaner to make the head. Bend the rest of the pipe cleaner so that it sticks out perpendicular from the head.

2. Wind the metallic pipe cleaner around the body pipe cleaner starting next to the head about 5 1/2" and then cut the ends of the two pipe cleaners 5 1/2" from the head. Bend it in half and fold it so it just meets the head. Glue it down.

Created by Corrin Burner

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