Click now for a simple way to teach the letter D in the alphabet, click now to download and print this easy dragonfly craft today! This insect craft is an easy preschool, kindergarten or toddler printable dragonfly craft! Turn it into a puppet by using recycled materials and gluing the dragonfly template to a paper plate or Popsicle stick. Options for this dragonfly craft are endless!

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft Template

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Spending time in nature is a fantastic way to get children interested in bugs, insects and other living things.

Children are fascinated with finding dragonflies in our backyard.

Today, we are going to share with you this friendly printable dragonfly craft template for your toddler, preschooler and kindergarten.

The most fun part about this simple activity is, your child has the chance to color it however they want.

Make memories and give your children the exercise they need with this easy cut and paste dragonfly craft template.

Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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Need more crafty fun? Check out our Firefly and Butterfly craft. They are perfect for those days when staying indoors is the only thing your family can do!

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Free Printable Cut and Paste Dragonfly Craft

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Ideas for Easy Preschool Paper Dragonfly Craft

Check out these incredible ideas on how to incorporate the free printable dragonfly craft template in your daily life with the kids.

1. Life Cycle of a Dragonfly

Dragonflies are colorful and fast-flying insects you can find everywhere.

Did you know that dragonflies have three stages to their life?

It’s the egg, nymph and adult phase.

First stage is the eggs, which are usually laid into plant stems or leaves close to the surface of the water.

The eggs take 2 to 5 weeks to hatch.

Second stage is the larva or nymph – which is the longest life stage of the dragonfly.

Nymphs live in the water while they grow and develop into adult dragonflies.

This process can last anywhere from two months to a few years, depending on species and habitat.

Unlike butterflies, dragonflies do not have a cocoon stage, and therefore have incomplete metamorphosis.

They transition straight from being a larva to being an adult.

During this time, the dragonfly focuses on looking for a mate and reproducing.

2. Fabulous Books About Dragonflies

It’s not that hard to help your kids keep their interest in reading and learning science during the weekend.

In fact, enjoying a book with your little one is a wonderful way to share experiences and discuss the topic together.

These awesome books are must-haves if your children are captivated by the beauty of a dragonfly.

 

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3. Cute Clothespin Dragonfly Craft

We are turning children’s fascination into an amazing clothespin dragonfly craft!

Grab your wooden clothespin and have your child paint it bright colors however they like.

Use a hot glue gun to adhere the googly eyes onto a small pom-pom ball.

For the wings, we use colorful pipe cleaners and twist it like a bow-shape.

Then place and glue it all together onto the clothespin.

You can also add decorative items such as glitters, beads and sequins.

This colorful clothespin dragonfly craft would be perfect to hang up on a bulletin board or classroom display.

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4. DIY Plastic Spoon Dragonfly Craft

Let your little one have the imagination as high as possible in creating this DIY dragonfly craft out of recycled materials you probably have in hand.

Take out the plastic spoon and glue the googly eyes on it.

Use a sharpie in making a cute smiley on the spoon.

Now let’s make the wings! You can either choose if you want to use popsicle sticks or handprints.

If you like to use popsicle sticks, have your little one paint it with bright colors and set it aside to dry.

Use a glue gun to attach it on the plastic spoon.

Make sure to place it on a crisscross pattern.

For the handprints, trace your child’s hands on a colored paper and cut it out.

Attach it on the spoon. You can also use glitter glue to decorate the handprints.

These marvelous dragonfly craft ideas are perfect to spend some quality time with your kids.

We are confident they will ask for more fun bug and insect craft templates.

Dragonfly Craft Supplies Needed

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Keep scrolling to get your very own dragonfly craft today and start with your little ones and their dragonfly craft buddies today!

Dragonfly Craft Instructions

Once your little one has chosen between the two dragonfly templates.

Click download and print it on white cardstock paper.

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

If your child is very young, help them to cut out.

But if they know how to hold a scissors properly, encourage them to try cutting along the printable dragonfly outlines.

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Glue the dragonfly’s wings onto the body.

Two wings per side and the larger wings should be on top.

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Glue the antennas on top of its head.

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

This simple dragonfly craft makes the perfect spring and summer activity.

More Options to Choose:

  1. You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier dragonfly craft,
  2. Print the dragonfly template in color for a simple and easy rainy day craft or,
  3. Print the blank dragonfly template and use it as a fun coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces of the dragonfly craft together.

Easy Printable Cut and Paste Bug Crafts for kids, preschoolers and toddlers for summer crafts

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft Template

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for kids, preschoolers and toddlers

 

We offer you two different versions of free printable dragonfly craft templates so your children have choices.

We got the simple black and white dragonfly drawing and the easy cut-and-paste colored dragonfly template.

Don’t forget to share your learning plans in the comments.

Need more storybook character fun? Check out our packed list of insects and bugs for simple craft fun with your little ones. 

When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!

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Kaitlen D.

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Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

Free Printable Dragonfly Craft for Kids, preschoolers and toddlers

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