Crepe Paper Dragonflies
June 27th, 2010 by Craftylocks

crepe-paper_dragonfliesCrepe paper comes in fabulous colors, and so do these dragonflies.

Crepe paper is such a great material for paper crafts for children. It is bright, cheap and the way it is folded can be really useful! We needed something bright today as it has rained all day.

1. Cut a strip off the end of a roll of crepe paper as pictured here.
2. Squeeze the middle of the crepe paper in a little and wrap the end of a chenille stick around the middle of the crepe paper.
3. Cut the sides of the crepe paper in the center to divide the ‘wings’.
4. You can leave the folds in the crepe paper joined, or you can cut them to release the layers. I have left the pink dragonfly with joined wings and cut the folds in the other two.
5. Fold and twist the chenille stick to make the dragonfly body and antennae.

If you want to put your dragonflies to work decorating anything that sits still for a brief moment, then glue some mini pegs to the back and then see what you can find to peg them to!

crepe-dragonflies-clips We found a curtain, …
crepe-dragonfly-brooch … a shirt, …
crepe-dragonflies-hair … and some hair!
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