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.
My daughter likes bugs. We make bug crafts often, so forgive the repeated insect theme. We do however always craft them out of different materials & tonight was a new one for our insect crafts. We had a lot of pre-cut egg carton sections just waiting to be used. Mai started painting her insects while I cooked this evening. She painted a lot of them, so we needed to make a few.
After she painted them we let them dry.
For our bumble bee, we used a yellow section & painted black lines around the outside for the striping. We used a medium sized pom pom for the head & added in googly eyes. We formed the antennae & wings out of pipe cleaners.
Our lady bug was made with a red painted section dotted with black paint. I also dotted a red pipe cleaner for the wings. Add a head & antennae with eyes to this pretty little insect as well.
We had a few other sections in assorted colors. We combined these to form a butterfly. We used a pipe cleaner glued through the center of the four sections for the body. We added a sparkly pom pom for the head, followed with a striped pipe cleaner for our antennae. When each of these was glued into place, we added a pipe cleaner outline on each side to form the wings.
We used our final section, which Mai painted black to form a spider. We used 4 pipe cleaners to form the 8 legs & added another pom pom head & eyes. All in all I think that they came out very cute. Mai agreed.
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I love our family weekends. Every six weekends the stars align & my husband & I have a full weekend off together. Saturday was a gorgeous day. We took Mai on an outing to the zoo. She loved every second and we got to enjoy a rare family day together.
We had more fun plans scheduled for Sunday. We were going to take Mai to a local fair, but alas the rain came & it was a gloomy day filled with thunderstorms & flash flood warnings. We did not go to the fair that day, but rainy days can be fun days too. It had been a while since we had done any of our crafts because we have been so busy enjoying the summer. I have to admit, I was kind of excited to stay in and have a rainy day craft day with my daughter & my husband was happy to get a much needed nap.
Mai loves playing with craft pom poms. We have a huge bag of multi-colored & multi-sized pom poms. We broke them out & decided to have some fun. My daughter is a fan of insects, especially caterpillars. She likes to line up the balls & make caterpillars with them.
She said “Mama make a caterpillar too.” & that is how it all started.
Pom Pom Pets
What you will need:
Craft pom poms
It was my daughter that cleverly named our insects her pom pom pets. She loved them & even wanted to take them to take a nap with her.