Whenever we go for walks, go to the park or obviously to the country, we always come home with pockets or baskets full of natures treasures. Last week in the park we found seed pods on a tree
(it was not the maple), that closely resembled the wings of the beautiful dragonflies. Kaleena immediately saw the resemblance and wanted to pick sticks to then make some at home. Her and I made a couple that evening, but today we really got inspired. On our morning walk we picked more sticks, pine needles and little acorns. We set up with the children's glue guns, and ended up with a complete gathering of little creatures.
We sat for a couple of hours I'd say, even Keenan was so involved in the
creation of his little animal friends.
This was Kaleena's first dragonfly before the eyes were added
this was Keenan's
this was Keenan's hedgehog
this was mine
and her owl
and a gathering of fireflies ready to take flight.
We made different versions, and some we used little glass beads for eyes, other we used
little green seeds we found i the park this morning.
I glued them to a bouquet of sticks, to make them part of a nature table for the porch, that I suddenly felt inspired to make
and here it is.
I love the whimsy of all the little creatures.
The children enjoyed this project immensely, truly they enjoy all projects that include hot glue, and I just adored to see them recognize an animal friend in every piece of material they picked up. It was
very rewarding to observe and be apart of.
ohh our little 1000 leg caterpillar:)
I still plan to add some glitter to the wings of the dragon flies, but currently don't have any. I love them
all natural, yet dragonflies are endowed with glistening colors, so I do want to add some. I have decided to get some glitter recommended by Twig and Toadstool, I also serendipitously saw some fabulous dragonflies on this blog the same day we brought home our wings. She recommends Martha Stewart's gem stone glitter for superb glitter effect, so clearly I must try this.
Thanks for looking in
~and happy creating~