We built a pond in our garden last Summer and have been waiting patiently for dragonflies to move in. We’ve already got frogs and lots of tadpoles so we’re optimistic that the dragonflies will be next. Fingers crossed! While we wait for these beautiful insects to arrive we thought we’d put together a collection of all our favourite DRAGONFLY CRAFTS in one place.
We’re sharing 20 pretty dragonfly crafts for preschoolers and bigger kids with you today and will add to them as we create more or spot new gems from our favourite craft blogs. These dragonflies are lovely to make over the summer or if you’re following an insect study unit.
We’ve grouped these dragonfly activities into sets of 4. Each set has a photograph of all the dragonflies so you can choose which of them you’d like to make first. When you’ve chosen simply click on the text link to go to the full instructions.
20 Beautiful Dragonfly Crafts For Kids
Dragonfly Crafts 1-4
1 – Can you believe we made this Recycled Dragonfly from old plastic milk jugs! This is a lovely craft idea for your bigger kids.
2 – Q-Tip Painted Dragonflies are a lovely way to build fine motor skills.
3 – Coffee Stirrer Dragonflies are nice and easy for little hands.
4 – We love the body patterns The Craft Train has created on these Clothespin Dragonflies.
5 – This is one of our top faves from I Heart Crafty Things and there’s a Dragonfly Template too.
6 – Why not decorate your windows with Dragonfly Suncatchers from Crafts On Sea?
7 – Artsy Momma puts buttons to good use to make her dragonflies.
8 – How about Dragonflies you can eat? A yummy and fun idea from In The Kids Kitchen!
Dragonfly Activities 9-12
9 – It’s fun to make dragonflies from natural materials. Buggy and Buddy show you how.
10 – These Tissue Paper Dragonflies from Creative Little Explorers are so pretty.
11 – We love how DIY Inspired has used washi tape in their dragonfly design.
12 – The net wings on I Heart Crafty Things’ dragonflies makes them so realistic!
13 – How about making a Dragonfly Mask? We love this idea from The Inspiration Edit.
14 – I can never resist a handprint craft and these cute Dragonflies from Raising Little Superheroes are no exception!
15 – Nemcsok Farms has created really pretty Watercolour Dragonflies!
16 – We love the colour of Crafty Morning’s Popsicle Stick Dragonflies.
Insect Crafts 17-20
17 – We always have a stock of cardboard tubes so this Paper Roll Dragonfly from Red Ted Art is perfect!
18 – How colourful and fun are Laughing Kids Learn’s Dragonflies?
19 – Here’s another gorgeous recycled Dragonfly. Old corks are put to good use by Blue Bear Wood.
20 – Here’s another fun dragonfly for your older kids. Red Ted Art shows us how to make them from paracord!
More Fun Summer Crafts To Try: