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.
What you will need:
Print out the template. Fold the printout in half, creasing the paper at the top of the dragonfly’s body. Cut the wing template out and use it to cut 4 identical shapes out of a piece of wax paper.
Draw the veins of the wings onto each piece of wax paper using a Sharpie. For added drama, you can also form your veins using black glue.
Paint your leaves using tempura paints.
Fold a piece of construction paper in half and line up the edge of the dragonfly template to the fold on the construction paper. Cut out the shape following the template. Draw the face and a design onto the body.
If you would like to hang your dragon fly, string a strand of yarn through the two openings at the fold of the dragonfly.
Tie the yarn into a knot to hang later.
Glue on your wings at an angle so that a good portion of the wax paper is supported by the construction paper for better stability.
My daughter glued hers straight up and down, which is fine as well. This will make the wings floppy, which my daughter actually preferred.
Find a special place to fly your dragonfly.
You might also like this tulle dragonfly from I Heart Crafty Things.
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