Blue-green dragonfly

The blue-green dragonfly in its element: radiant and weightless she floats through the air. In only a few simple steps you can make your own dragonfly.

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Blue-green dragonfly

The blue-green dragonfly in its element.

The blue-green dragonfly in its element: radiant and weightless she floats through the air. In only a few simple steps you can make your own dragonfly from a straw and Pelikan Opaque Paints.

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The simple way to create your own dragonfly:

  1. Download and print the template for the wings.
  2. Place the template on a flat part of the blister pack; draw round it and cut it out.
  3. Paint the wings and the ball with Pelikan Opaque Paints. The paint "pearls" slightly on the synthetic surface. Upon drying, a transparent blue paint film is formed which gives the wings a delicate look similar to a real dragonfly.
  4. Fix both wings to the straw with adhesive.
  5. Bend the pipe cleaner in the middle and carefully fix it to the paper ball with adhesive. The ends which are the same length should then pushed into the front part of the straw.
  6. With the threaded needle, push a hole through the wings, straw and pipe cleaner and go back through a second hole to form a loop for the suspension.
  7. The length of the thread can be adjusted to individual requirement.
If you vary the colours you will soon be surrounded by a swarm of dragonflies... .