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Wax Paper Dragonfly Craft

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You can make this wax paper dragonfly as a hanging craft or glue it to a piece of paper, either way the result is lovely.

We love crafting with wax paper. It’s transparency and delicate texture make a wonderful canvas for painting and for stained glass tissue paper projects. Because of its transparent and delicate nature, it also makes it the perfect material for making insect wings. Dragonflies are one of our favorite insects. With summer here, they have been out in full force in our yard. They are so beautiful and my daughter and I love to watch them. These gorgeous creatures inspired our latest project. We have provided a printable template for your convenience.

Free printable template. Hanging painted wax paper and construction paper dragonfly. Kid's arts and crafts, Insects and summer

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Cardboard & Yarn Craft Ornament

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Since Mai has started daycare our craft collection has doubled itself. We have a collection of home crafts & now the take home ones as well. Our kitchen island has a pile of them. This week, we hung up a few of our favorites to display them. This weekend we decided to make some crafts that were meant to be hung. Since Halloween is over & Christmas is everywhere, now was as good a time as any to make our first ornament.

What you will need:

Cardboard

Paint

Yarn

Glue

Directions:

Cut out your desired shape

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Cut out notches in the cardboard.

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Paint the cardboard shape.

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Wrap yarn around an empty toilet paper roll to make it easier for little hands.

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Pull the end of a piece of yarn through one of the notches. Pull tight around another notch & continue until you achieve the look you like. Younger toddlers may need a hand with this.

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Pick a side that you like better. Glue a string to the opposite side.

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Yarn Embellished Initial Wall Hanging

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yarninitial.jpgMy daughter as many of you may well know, is named after my mother. Mai is a less than common name, which is one of the things I love about it. She will always be unique. We have a lot of personalized & monagrammed things for her. I cannot see the letter M without thinking of my little munchkin. So when I was shopping at Michael’s and saw a giant wooden M for sale, I had to scoop it up. Her room is purple with golden & neutral tones, so I chose colors to compliment her room. What you will need: A wooden letter Different colored yarns Elmers glue Scissors Glue gun

Purchase a cheap wooden letter from a craft store or make one yourself.

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Form a circle using the glue. Starting from the center begin circling the yarn around itself.

Form a circle using the glue. Starting from the center begin circling the yarn around itself.

Continue to circle around until you cover the glue circle.

Continue to circle around until you cover the glue circle.

Snip the end of your yarn off and form into the circle.

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Working off the edge of the first circle add another glue circle and repeat the circling method.

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For circles that are not full because off cut out edges, form half circles around each side cutting off the ends at the edge.

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Continue this pattern, making circles as big or as small as you desire.

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To fill in uncovered spaces around the circles, fill in with a different colored yarn following the same lines as your circles.

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Line the edges of your letter with the accent yarn to smooth out your edges & add a more finished look.

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Braid the different colored yarns together & knot each end.

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With a glue gun add hot glue on the back of your initial where you would like your hanger.

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Press your braided yarn into the glue & repeat on the other side.

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Find a place to hang your craft.

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