This pipe cleaner craft is perfect for a rainy day like it is today here in Ontario. Use this craft to keep a young child’s attention & practice essential language skills.
Here is how to make the craft:
bend the pipe cleaner depicted in (A)
do the same to the other side (B)
wrap the ‘wings’ around the popsicle stick (C)
do the same thing with the lower ‘wings’ (D)
wrap pipe cleaner around the stick, the ‘body’ of the dragonfly (D)
glue the eyes
When practicing language skills you can work on the following:
use pronouns or other grammatical markers (e.g. plurals) when you make the craft for mom or dad (e.g. What does mom or dad want? “He wants a green dragonfly” “She wants blue wings”). You can modify this depending on your goals.
describe what you or the child are doing using words like ‘wrapping’, ‘bending’, ‘twisting’, ‘gluing’ etc.,
ask the child what we should do next to make it.
give lots of choices on how to make it by asking the child where the wings should go, eyes should go, what colour he/she would like etc.,
Share this resource with your friends and let me know in the comments below what your go-to crafts are.