Sunday, 23 July 2017

Dragon Flies Craft~Bostik Challenge.


This month the Bostik box theme was nature, Little M my crafting buddy and I got together and really had fun as we went for a visit to our local aquadrome. There is a lovely lake there and lots of geese, swans, ducks and wildlife. We took bread for the ducks and geese and then had some hot chocolate and scones in the cafeteria.


At home Little M wanted to do some crafting, but I had to hang the washing, she was fascinated with the cloths pegs and wanted to play with them. She clipped them together to make caterpillars or that is what she called them and then made flowers with them. Its amazing how her imagination is so good at the age of 6. After the washing done, Little M looked through the Bostik Box and we decided to make dragon flies with the cloths pegs and pipe cleaners.


What you will need:

4 plastic cloths pegs
8 pipe cleaners
4 pairs of eyes
Some Bostik foam pads.




How to make your the cloths peg dragon flies:

1. Take two different pipe cleaners and cut one approx 1 inch shorter than the other.
2. Join each pipe cleaner to make a circle.
3. Squash the pipe cleaner circle in half and twist to make two wings, repeat for the second circle.


4. At the top end of the cloths peg stick on two goggley eyes using the foam pads.
5. Pinch the cloths peg to open and add the pipe cleaner wings placing the smaller one first and follow it with the larger one.


The dragon flies were really easy to make and looked so cute, Don't you think it looks a little drunk???


This craft is suitable  for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children this summer.

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Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

39 comments:

  1. Aww these are some cute children's crafts! My nanny children would love them! They are so easy to make which is perfect

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  2. Love this post! The materials are simple and easy to assemble. Perfect bonding activity with the little ones.

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  3. Love this post! The materials are simple and easy to assemble. Perfect bonding activity with the little ones.

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  4. Love this post! The materials are simple and easy to assemble. Perfect bonding activity with the little ones.

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  5. That lake is gorgeous. I love going for walks in Nature. What is a bostik box? I don't believe that's something I've heard of. Those dragon fly pins are cute, and I really like that you included the instructions on how to create them as well. I think this is a craft my daughter would really enjoy.

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  6. These look really. Fun. They'd definitely go down well in our house. Will give them a try this summer for sure!

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  7. Hahaha! One dragonfly looked drunk. LOL! This looks like a fun activity for kids. I'm sure they'll enjoy this.

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  8. Aww man, this as so cool! They're really cute, and something I can do with my daughter in, maybe, a year or so :D

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  9. These are super sweet, I love spotting dragonflies when we go out.

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  10. Wow. this absolutely looks a fun crafts for this summer and to keep kids busy

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  11. This is such a clever idea! It's so simple but so effective! xxx

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  12. What a great craft - so much fun and something to keep the kids busy this summer

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  13. These are such a simple idea and lots of fun, love it

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  14. I hadn't heard of the Bostik box before but I love how creative this is. I think it would suit my niece really well as she loves to do craft.

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  15. I love that this months Bostik theme is 'nature' what perfect timing with summer. I love your dragonflies x

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  16. Cool creation. i remember making these while I was in elementary school. So cool that they are still being made. Very simple yet fun for the kiddies.

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  17. it's so cute and very easy to make. I could try making this at home with my daughter. She loves dragonflies and I believe she will be thrilled to make that kind of craft

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  18. haha these are just brilliant, they are simple but look so much fun to make

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  19. i swear i did that as a kid..i remember the bands and using the clip....but not the funny eyes - i think doing things like this is way more fun than iPads and playstations

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  20. This is so cute! Love that little home DIY!

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  21. I love dragonflies so really love this cute craft. It looks so simple to do but is such a brilliant end result.

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  22. Ahhh.......wonderful a great and imaginative way to engage your child through art and craft. I'm very impressed by the dragonflies. They are full of imagination and so inexpensive to make. Well done!

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  23. My husband and I live in a college town, and on campus there is the most beautiful lake. Sometimes on a Saturday afternoon my grandson and I take bread to feed to the swans and geese. It's one of our favorite things to do. (ps: I love the cute little dragon flies! They made me smile) x

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  24. Very cute and a great way to make use of pipe cleaners, we always end up with tons left at the bottom of the craft drawer.

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  25. Will be an ideal craft activity for some of the younger siblings at our home education group. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. How cute! This post came just in time because my daughter just called and she asked if I could babysit for her kids this weekend. Of course I said yes. Me and the littles will have a grand time making these dragonflies craft. :)

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  27. These dragonflies are very cute and the perfect activity for kids! Thank you for sharing :)

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  28. Very cute, My niece will love making these with me when I look after her in the holidays

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  29. I bet your niece had so much fun in making these! so cute.

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  30. They look really effective. What a fun activity to make with the kids, you could link it into the National Curriculum

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  31. This is very cute and such a great craft so such young kids. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Cool !
    So much fun to do this stuff with kids.

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  33. These are super sweet and a great activity for kids during the summer holidays xxx

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  34. That's so cute!!!!
    Maybe we can also use rubber bands to create those...what say??

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  35. How cute and easy to make. Can wait to try it with my little cousins. That will keep them entertained.

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  36. Your niece is as creative as you. Those dragon flies look so cute. They would make great jewellery design if made with beads!!

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  37. Such a great little easy craft idea for the summer holidays! There's so much you can do with clothes pins!

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  38. Ahh this is such a cute little task! We love doing crafts together, the pegs are such a great idea!

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  39. My children would love to create this

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