It’s always fun to breathe new life into some of the things we find in our own backyards. With a little imagination, a maple seed instantly becomes a helicopter and a twig a sword, but the two can also come together to create a dragonfly.
First, you’ll need to hunt for some maple seeds that haven’t been broken and some very small twigs. To complete the craft, you’ll also need paint and paint brushes, small beads, glitter, and glue.
Begin by matching the seeds into sets. Each dragonfly needs four wings.
Next, paint both sides of each wing in whatever color or design you choose. Once the wings have been painted, add some color to the twigs.
Coat each side of the wing in whatever color glitter you have, or use glitter glue to make it even easier.
This last step needs to be completed by an adult! Use a hot glue gun to attach the wings to the twigs. Also use the glue gun to attach the beads as eyes. If you want a funny-looking dragonfly, buy some googly eyes to use instead of the beads.
When the glue is dry, take dragonfly in hand and run around the room making buzzing noises. An alternative is to string them from the ceiling or light fixtures.
Photos and idea from Juise.