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Craft Stick & Clothespin Dragonfly

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  • Preschool
  • Grades 1-3

Explore the alphabet with our A to Z Crafts! D is for Dragonfly and is perfect for teaching little learners about the alphabet and letter recognition.

Materials



Craft Sticks
Clothespins
Wiggly Eyes
Glitter
Paint
Paint Dabber

Glue

Instructions



Step  1.

Gather your materials.

Step  1.

Gather your materials.

Step  2.

Use a paint brush or sponge dabber to paint craft sticks and clothespins the color of your choice.

Step  2.

Use a paint brush or sponge dabber to paint craft sticks and clothespins the color of your choice.

Step  3.

Sprinkle glitter on the craft sticks to add a little sparkle to your dragonfly wings.

Step  3.

Sprinkle glitter on the craft sticks to add a little sparkle to your dragonfly wings.

Step  4.

Glue 2 mini wiggly eyes to the clothespins.

Step  4.

Glue 2 mini wiggly eyes to the clothespins.

Step  5.

Glue 2 craft sticks to the clothespin in an X formation to form the wings.

Step  5.

Glue 2 craft sticks to the clothespin in an X formation to form the wings.

Step  6.

Your dragonflies are now complete!

Step  6.

Your dragonflies are now complete!

Fly into your next ABC lesson with this clothespin craft!  

  • Wing It: Word association games help students understand when and where they’ll see the letter ‘D.’ Ask students to call out as many animals they can think of starting with ‘D.’ Write each word on a board or piece of paper to help students visualize the letters. For an extra challenge, shorten the amount of time students can answer every round.
  • Fluttering Facts: Dragonflies have been around a long time — in fact, they were some of the first winged insects to evolve millions of years ago. Share fun facts about these bugs with the class for a mini science lesson!  

While these glittery, colorful dragonflies dry, use this time to recite the alphabet song. Are there any letters that rhyme ‘D?’ Which ones sound similar?