Dragonfly Craft

spring craft for kids

I made this ages ago, and with all the holiday crafts it has been bumped. It couldn’t wait any longer. I love , no adore how this turned out and wish I had a reason to make more! The stenciling will probably be very frustrating for toddlers and most preschoolers but my son loved playing with the finished product.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a few doilies, a marker, a piece of construction paper,a few pieces of white paper scissors, tape and a art dauber or a bingo dauber.
  2. Start by drawing 1 large and 1 smaller wing on your white paper.
  3. Layer a second piece under it and cut out.
  4. Lay your doily on the wing and stencil. Simply paint on it by going straight up and down, it’s pretty forgiving but you may want a few doilies on hand in case it gets soggy.
  5. Let wings dry.
  6. Draw a body and head on the construction paper.
  7. Paint
  8. Cut out and let dry.
  9. Tape the wings onto the unpainted side of the body and you are done.
Is your child too young for this project?
Try this ladybug project or maybe this fun butterfly one.


  1. Multi-tasking Mommy says

    Very cute!
    Where do you get those dot markers from? They are really fun looking.
    circleoflife at gmail dot com

    • Shelly says

      They sell them at Michaels, in regular primary colors and the brights. Ive seen them in a set of Neons as well. Good Luck!

  2. Vicki says

    I was wondering the same thing. I know my son used them in school and loved them but I've never seen them anywhere. vfuemmel at hotmail dot com

  3. Mom, M.Ed. (Jessica) says


    When we did our Schoolroom Makeover and moved furniture, etc. I lifted a few crocheted doilies off my vanity and had lovely stenciled patterns of dust in their places! LOL

    My dust stenciling was lovely in its own way. :)

    Love the dragonfly!

    P.S., To the other ladies: I've seen the dot markers in Discount School Supply's catalog!

  4. Amber says

    So cute! I'm pretty sure my 4 1/2 year old could handle most of this. I'll have to give it a whirl.

  5. Allie says

    Thanks !

    Jessica you are cracking me up! I get dust squares on my night side table where the books I am not reading sit between dustings!

    Amber- I bet she could handle it too!

    The art daubers are from Michael's I have seen them at Joanne's , LakeShore Learning, and recently at Target.

    In Canada my mom has seen them at Micahel's, and Scholars Choice. I should have her see if they have them at Superstore too.

  6. Jen says

    We did this TODAY! The little 5 year old that I babysit, loved it!

    Also, read your post about your craft closets and you have really inspired me to get more supplies on hand and organized.

    We have those dot markers, but by another brand. I think I found them at Fred Meyer.

  7. Preschool Playbook says

    These really did turn out great. I love how delicate they look–just like the delicacy of a real dragonfly.

  8. Cori says

    Love love love this craft! Lots of fun for everyone.
    Tried to access the ladybug craft but was redirected to this page. Can you post the direct link please? Thank you!


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