We're learning all about insects! We needed a dragonfly craft so we used our kids' hand prints to create their wings in this bug craft that is sure to be a keepsake as well!
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We are studying insects at our Play & Learn class through Welcome Little Ones for our Creepy Crawly Calypso theme! This craft is the perfect way to extend that learning while working fine motor skills.
Challenge your child to hold up two fingers! It's not as easy as it sounds for children who are still developing hand and finger strength. Press only those two fingers into a washable ink pad.
We tried several different color combinations for our dragonflies. The ink washed off easily in between colors.
Press your child's hand down flat onto a sheet of paper. It was easiest to lay the whole open hand down as opposed to only those two fingers. It doesn't matter if the fingers are close together or slightly opened as both work for dragonfly's wings. Just try to get both sides spaced similarly on the paper.
Glue a craft stick down between the wings for the dragonfly's body. We used Craft Project Ideas' colored craft sticks. Add two wiggly eyes, too!
Just like a dragonfly lands briefly before flying away, this craft reminds us that our children won't always be this little! I love preserving their hands at this exact size as we create creative projects together!
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