You don’t have to be a kid to love toys. Princess Jasmine’s father, the Sultan of Agrabah, for example, has a whole room filled with gadgets and playthings. And when Jasmine presented him with a windup dragonfly to add to his collection, the Sultan was delighted.
These colorful dragonfly clips make a great gift for dazzling Dad on his special day. Made from pinch-style clothespins, they come in handy for resealing bags of his favorite munchies.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Pinch-style wooden clothespins
- Wooden craft spoons
- Craft paints and paintbrush
- Hot glue
- Black pony beads
How To Make It
- For each dragonfly clip, remove the springs from 2 clothespins and let your child paint all the pieces, choosing a color she likes for the insect’s body. Use another color to paint 2 craft spoons to use for wings. Let the paint dry.
- Crisscross the craft spoons and glue them together, as shown, to create a double set of wings.
- Reassemble the clothespins. Pinch open one of the clothespins and glue the wings to the inside, as shown.
- For eyes, glue a pair of black pony beads to the end of the clothespin (above the wings).
- Now glue the dragonfly onto the second clothespin so that the end of the tail lines up with the notch where the spring attaches.
Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.