Are you looking for a fun and easy craft idea for Valentine's Day? Well you've come to the right place! Today I'm going to share a fun little craft idea that a former room mom brought in to do with my 4th grade students a few years back. We will call them "dragonfly smarties".
• pipe cleaners (3 per student)
• googly eyes (2 per student)
• smarties (1 pack per student)
• red or pink foam sheets or card stock (1 per student)
On your foam sheet (or card stock) draw heart-shaped wings for your dragonfly. I also like to draw a small dot in the center so students know where to cut them. Cut out the wings and poke a hole through the center using a pencil or scissors. Sometimes it helps to bend the foam and use a scissors to get the hole started, then have students poke their pencil through the hole to enlarge it to the size of the pack of smarties. I created a template for you to use to create the wings which you can download here or by clicking on the image on the right.
Note: It helps to have a few samples of the wings pre-cut that students can use to trace on the foam sheets to create their own set of wings.