One of our favorite summertime activities is going on nature walks. My children like to look for things that they’ve never seen before and learn about different types of insects, birds, and plants. Ever since we made our Watercolor Butterfly craft, my children love searching for different types of butterflies.
The other day, my toddler spotted a dragonfly for the first time. As soon as we got home, we created a Handprint Dragonfly Craft. I love making crafts for kids with my children’s handprints. They make adorable keepsakes!
- White Cardstock
- Watercolor Paints
- Paint Brush
- Jumbo Popsicle Stick
- Acrylic Paint
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaner
1. Have your child paint a piece of white cardstock with the watercolor paints. I poured our Homemade Watercolor Paints into spray bottles and added 1/4 cup of water to each color. Then, I let my children paint by spraying the piece of paper.
2. After the paint dries, trace both of your child’s hands and cut the handprints out.
3. Using the acrylic paint, have your child paint the jumbo popsicle stick. My son picked yellow paint, but you can pick any color.
4. After the paint on the popsicle stick dries, glue on the googly eyes.
5. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in half. Glue it to the back of the popsicle stick and curl the ends of the pipe cleaner.
You can attach a string or a piece of yarn to your Handprint Dragonfly Craft and hang it or glue a magnet on the back of the clothes pin and put it on your refrigerator.
A Handprint Dragonfly Craft is an easy and fun art project for children to make. It is also a great way to teach your kids about nature and create crafts for kids that you will treasure.