Preschool Blog

Dragonfly Suncatcher

Olivia and I love to make Suncatchers. This time, my nephew, Joey, joined in on the fun. Friday’s are Grammy and Joey day for Olivia and me. This week, Grammy was away so I had fun hanging out with the kiddos solo!  I find that the days go more smoothly when the kids have a combination of planned activities and time for free play.  One of our planned activities for today was a dragonfly Suncatcher. It was pretty easy, and the kids loved how they turned out. 

Here are the materials that we used:

  • Contact paper
  • Markers 
  • Tissue paper cut into small pieces
  • Wide craft sticks
  • Tiny adhesive googly eyes
  • Scissors 
  • Tape

First, I drew the shape of a dragonflies onto the contact paper. Next, I removed the backing of the contact paper, and taped it to  the table. 


The kids then covered the dragonflies with tissue paper. 


I then removed the rest of the contact paper and and placed it on top of the colorful tissue paper, and cut the dragonflies out. The kids aren’t quite ready to cut out the curved lines yet. While I did this step, the kids each colored a craft stick to be used as the dragonflies body. Olivia chose green, and Joey chose blue. 


The last step was to tape the craft stick to the wings and attach the googly eyes. 


We taped Olivia’s dragonfly to our kitchen window as soon as we got home! 

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