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Create a DIY Beaded Dragonfly Whisk in Minutes | Crafts | Kids

It is a great project to do with the kids. Super simple and turns out so cute looking. All is needed is pony beads, a whisk with 5 loops, wooden beads and pipe cleaners. Below i have provided the material lists.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 60 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wire Kitchen Whisks
Multicolored Pony Beads
White Pipe Cleaners
3/4″ Round Unfinished Wood Beads
25 mm Round Unfinished Wood Beads
Wire Cutters
Scissors

Here is the link for the materials used:
https://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=FBwhskdrgnflcrft

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let’s get crafting!

Step 1:

Grab your whisk, preferably one with 5 loops. Bend 2 loops to one side and 2 loops to the other, leaving one loop pointing straight up.

Step 2:

Once you have bent the loops into place, take the one pointing straight up and cut it in half with wire cutters.

Grab your wooden beads. Use the larger bead for the bigger whisk and the smaller bead for the smaller whisk. Feed the two ends of the cut wire into the wooden bead and push them down as far as possible to create the face.

Step 3:
Take the wire cutters and grab the end of the wire you just cut, this will allow you to be about to bend them into shape for the ‘antennas’.

  • Now if you would like to glue beads at the tips to protect the sharp ends, feel free or even pom poms would look great.

Step 4:

You will now grab your white pipe cleaners, or whichever color you chose. Simply wrap one end around the wires near the ‘body’ of the whisk. Wrap as tight as you can to keep in place. You may place some hot glue to hold into place if you wish.

Step 5:

Decide on your color schemes for the beads, or slide them on in no particular order-have fun with the colors! Once you have added as many beads as you can fit to meet the end of the loops, wrap the other end around the loop to secure it in place. Trim off any excess pipe cleaner.

Repeat step 5 for the 3 other loops!

There you have it, your beautiful Beaded Dragonflies are finished! These are perfect for a kids craft, room decor, placing into a wreath, birthday parties and so much more!!

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DIY ‘Uncle Sam’ Popsicle Stick Craft | 4th of July | Patriotic

Looking to add a touch of patriotic flair to your home decor? Why not try your hand at creating a DIY ‘Uncle Sam’ popsicle stick craft? This simple and fun project is perfect for all ages and adds a festive touch to any Independence Day celebration or Americana-themed decor. So grab your supplies and let’s get crafting!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 25 minutes
Age range: 7 and up

Things you’ll need:
1 package ofJumbo Unfinished Wood Craft Sticks
Acrylic paint (Primary Blue,Bright Red,andwhite)
1″ Unfinished Wood Balls
Metalic Star Beads
Long Pile White Craft Faux Fur
Q-tips
Vaseline
Scissors
Paint Brushes

Link to materials used:
https://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=FBnclsmppsclcrfttwt

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let’s get crafting!

Step 1:

Here you will grab your popsicle sticks and line up 5 in a row.

Cut one popsicle stick approximately in half. Ensure each half is long enough to glue across the row of popsicle sticks. You’ll need one half for the top and one for the bottom to hold them in place.

Step 2:

Grab your red, white, and blue paints. Alternate painting the connected popsicle sticks red and white, so you have three red and two white sticks. The will be the top of the ‘Hat’.

If you prefer, paint the sticks before connecting them. This way, you don’t need to be too precise.

Then you will grab 2 other sticks. You will want to paint these the blue color. This will end up being the ‘brim’ of the hat.

Step 3:

Take one blue popsicle stick and hot glue that in place at the bottom of the ‘Hat’. Once that is in place, you will grab your white fur and cut out a section that is a little smaller than the width of the blue stick.

Take your 2nd blue popsicle stick and glue the on top to cover the fur to make the ‘beard’.

Once this is secure, take your scissors and cut the beard into a rounded shape towards the bottom or any other shape you wish!

Step 4:

Grab your 1 inch round wood ball and glue that into the center and below the hats ‘brim’ onto the fur.

Last step, you can create this into a hanger if you wish. Grab some twine and cut a 6 each piece. Glue this into a loop on the back side, then all done!! Hang it and enjoy. Place it into a wreath or any other areas. Just a fun project for any ages.

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