Styrofoam™ Dragonfly
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Styrofoam™ Dragonfly


Make this cute little critter for decoration or for a buggy buddy.
Designed by Dondi Richardson
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Styrofoam™ Brand Foam:
    2-inch Ball (1 for head)
    3-inch Egg (1 for body or trunk)
    2½-inch Egg (1 for abdomen)
    1¼-inch Balls (4 for abdomen)
    1-inch Ball (1 for eyes)
  • Foam Saw or Serrated Knife
  • Chenille Stems: Black (4), Silver (8)
  • Translucent Scrapbook Paper or Sheer Fabric
  • Acrylic Paint: Teal, Black
  • Paintbrush
  • White Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters (to cut chenille stems)
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

To make the eyes, cut the 1-inch ball in half and squeeze each half with your fingers to make small rounded balls.


Step: 2

Paint the eyes with black and the remaining Styrofoam pieces with teal. Let dry.


Step: 3

Assemble the body parts as shown: Press the parts together firmly where they meet. To link the parts together, cut 1½-inch pieces of chenille stem and insert one end into each part where they meet and push the parts together. For added support, glue can be added to the ends of the stems before inserting. Glue the eyes to the face about ½-inch apart.


Step: 4

To make the legs; cut six 4-inch pieces black chenille stem, bend a small loop in one end for the foot, make a slight bend about halfway up for the knee. Push three legs on each side of the 3-inch egg body down towards the belly.


Step: 5

To make the wings, draw a wing template that is about as long as the body and about 1½-inches wide at the widest point and cut out the template. Twist two silver stems together end to end to make one long stem, repeat this with the remaining stems so that you have four double long silver stems, one for each wing. Use the template as a guide and shape the stems around the template and twist the ends together.


Step: 6

Trace the template onto the translucent paper or sheer fabric and glue to the stem shaped wings and let dry. Push the wings into the 3-inch egg body, two on each side towards the top of the body.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.