My little guy loves to play with sticks outside, as many 3 year olds do. But this darling and so simple, yet striking, Nature Stick Dragonfly Craft is a great way to play with sticks inside, too.
This craft is simply fun from start to finish. And the finish is pretty quick, as these dragonflies can literally be made in 5 minutes. First, however, is the fun of gathering a pile of sticks to use!
Make a Dragonfly Craft with Sticks
To make our Nature Stick Dragonfly Craft you will need straight-ish sticks and shiny pipe cleaners. Seriously, 2 supplies. That’s it!
Stick Dragonfly Craft Supplies Needed
- Shiny pipe cleaners
Nature Dragonfly Craft Step by Step Directions
With only 2 supplies, there’s not a lot of steps. Just a bit of twisting of pipe cleaners.
Start with a straight-ish stick. You don’t want a super thin, frail stick but not a large stick, either. The sticks can always be snapped to the size needed. Also needed are 4 shiny pipe cleaners per dragonfly.
Now, take one of the pipe cleaners and bring the ends together.
Twist the ends together.
Wrap the twisted end around the stick, toward what you’ve decided is the top of the stick, and twist to secure.
Do the same with the other 3 pipe cleaners, until you have 2 twisted pipe cleaners on each side to make the wings. You can also twist the set of wings around itself to bring together. You could also further secure with a drop of hot glue, but I wanted to make these as easy and safe as possible.
Then keep on making more beautiful dragonflies in more shiny pipe cleaner colors!
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More Summer Crafts for Kids
Looking for a few more dragonfly craft ideas? Check out our Cardboard Tube Yarn Wrapped Dragonfly Craft, Glitter Clothespin Dragonfly Craft, Craft Stick Dragonflies, and our Shiny Pipe Cleaner Cardboard Roll Dragonfly Craft! Beyond dragonflies, though, we have many more fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!