Dragonfly Crafts for Preschoolers

These dragonfly crafts for preschoolers are the perfect addition to your insect-themed activities this spring and summer. Can you choose just one?

On the list below, you’ll find a wide variety of dragonfly crafts and art projects. You’ll find paper plate crafts, nature crafts, handprint art, and more!

Dragonfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Download and print out a free dragonfly template. Then, turn it into a colorful q-tip painted dragonfly craft. Projects with Kids

Preserve your little one’s fingerprints with this adorable handprint dragonfly craft for kids. Still Playing School

Among this collection of egg carton insects, you’ll find an adorable egg carton dragonfly craft your kids will love. Taming Little Monsters

Add some glitter to the wings of this toilet paper roll dragonfly for a little extra shimmer. Red Ted Art

Wrapping yarn around cardboard tubes make these yarn-wrapped dragonflies very colorful, and provide an opportunity for little ones to strengthen motor skills. Our Kid Things

There are so many ways to get creative on this button dragonfly craft. You can use watercolors, glitter, or patterned scrapbook paper for the wings. Artsy Momma

Threading beads on this pipe cleaner dragonfly is a good way to let little ones strengthen fine motor skills. Craft Bits

 Gather some sticks on your next nature walk. Add some coffee filter wings to create this beautiful dragonfly stick craft. A Little Pinch of Perfect

Preschoolers will love making these dragonfly puppets and flying them around the room. I Heart Crafty Things

This dragonfly craft is adorable and simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make. Mommy Made That

These quirky pipe cleaner dragonflies are sure to elicit a smile from your preschoolers. Our Kid Things

Introduce your preschoolers to the art of salt painting with this cool dragonfly salt painting project. Artsy Momma

Kids can their favorite colors to decorate these craft stick dragonflies. Artsy Craftsy Mom

My new house has a maple tree in it, and I can’t wait to collect theme and make these helicopter seed dragonflies with my grandson. Buggy and Buddy

With a paint stick and some small paper plates, your preschoolers can whip up this dragonfly craft in no time! I Heart Crafty Things


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about dragonflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Little Ant and the Dragonfly (Little Ant Books) (Volume 7)Dragonflies (First Step Nonfiction ― Animal Life Cycles)Are You a Dragonfly? (Backyard Books)


Little Ant and the Dragonfly – When Buddy Ant pushes Little Ant into a puddle, Little Ant insists that he did it on purpose. The dragonfly saw everything, and he agrees to tell the other insects the truth about what happened. But whose “truth” will he tell?

 Life Cycles: Dragonflies – A basic overview of the life cycle of a dragonfly.

Are You a Dragonfly? – The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn’t begin life in the air. The secrets of metamorphosis are unfurled through the story of a familiar backyard creature.

Teaching Resources

This set of hand-painted wooden dragonflies will help preschoolers practice counting, matching, and even stacking.

Here’s another fun set of wooden insects. This one includes an adorable dragonfly along with 4 more bugs.

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