My three year old son loves to paint! I decided to turn his love for coloring with a brush into a 3D project by using a few painted wood pieces and turning them into a fun insect. The googly eyes make it even more realistic. This is a perfect project for little hands that are in need of a quick, but satisfying “quiet” activity.
Designed by: Grace Tolman
Time: Approximately 40 minutes (including drying time)
Level: Quick and Easy
Size: 3” x 4 1/3” x 3/4”
Here's what you need:
Here's what you do:
Have your little one paint the wood pieces. Set aside to dry.
Place an Advanced Strength Dot about an inch back from the pinching end of your clothespin and adhere one of the popsicle sticks, at an angle, mimicking a dragonfly wing. Place another Advanced Strength Dot in the center of the attached stick and adhere the second wood stick on top in the opposite direction. Using one more Advanced Strength Dots, place the wood circle at the "top" of the clothespin.
Place two Mini Dots onto the wood circle and attach the googly eyes. *You can add a smile to the dragonfly with a marker if you (or your child) wish to.
I’m a mom to a 10 year old boy and an 8 year old girl. Therefore my life is usually filled with learning, new discovery, bribery and driving to and from all of our activities. I have a loving and very supportive husband of 11 years. When the kids have gone to bed at night, my time is spent crafting while catching up on my favorite shows and movies. I also enjoy reading, window shopping, knitting and perusing blogs for inspirations. Three years ago we moved to Colorado from California and we are enjoying our new environment. I feel very inspired with my new home, my new scrapbook space and the mountain views. Although I’ve been doing some type of scrapbooking since grade school, I only started to scrapbook seriously after my son was born. When he was born I knew I would be staying at home with him but coming from a fast paced sales job I was afraid I would ran out of things to do during the day. Little did I know that with newborns you won’t have any time to do anything else. Anyways, after going through a basic scrapbooking class I was hooked and haven’t stopped scrapping since.