Dragonfly from clothespin

7 Jan

We did many butterfly crafts before, it was time to make some Dragonflies this time. And since my daughter was in her ‘Letter of the Week-D’, this seemed to be the perfect time.

This was the first time we made a craft with cloth pin. It also involved using a lot of colors which the kids love anyway and made them work on their fin motor skils while opening and closing the clothespins.

This was the first time we made a craft with clothespins. This also involves using a lot of colors, which the kids love anyway, and helps them work on their fine motor skills when opening and closing the clothespins.

Things required for 'Dragonfly with cloth pin' craft are: 3 clothespins, green paint, glue, scissors, wiggly eyes, printed butter paper for the wings (you may choose any other paper of your choice), some felt papers for face and body, glitter glues, pencil, pompom balls.

Things required for ‘Dragonfly with clothespin’ craft are: 3 clothespins, green paint, glue, scissors, wiggly eyes, printed butter paper for the wings (you may choose any other paper of your choice), some felt papers for face and body, glitter glues, pencil, pompom balls.

Dragonfly with cloth pin

Start by getting your toddler/preschooler to paint the clothespins green. Then put them out to dry.

In the meanwhile, draw and cut the wings from the butter paper. This step is totally on your own creativity. Feel free to use any kind of paper you like.

In the meanwhile, draw and cut the wings from the butter paper. This step totally depends on your own creativity. Feel free to use any kind of paper you like.

Also cut circles and strips for face and body with felt papers.

Also cut circles and strips for face and body with felt papers.

When the clothespins dry, get your little bee to add the wings in between the hinges.

When the clothespins dry, get your little bee to add the wings in between the hinges.

And then add the face on them.

And then add the faces on them.

Let them paste the wiggly eyes. You can choose any color of eyes you want.

Let him/her paste the wiggly eyes. You may choose any color of eyes you want.

Get them to decorate the body with felt paper cut outs.

And decorate the body with felt paper cut outs.

Repeat the step for all the 3 Dragonflies

Repeat the steps for all the 3 Dragonflies

Use glitter glues to bedazzle the little insects.

Use glitter glues to bedazzle the little insects.

The Dragonflies are ready!

The Dragonflies are ready!

My little one wanted to end this craft by this final step of giving them her love.

My little one wanted to end this craft by this final step of giving them her love.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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