Corn Husk Dragonfly
Each student needs:
- corn husks (available from craft stores)
- watercolor paint
- decorative materials (beads, glitter, sequins, etc.)
- Smooth out a 10-inch piece of corn husk, and fold it in half across the middle.
- Using scissors, round off the free ends and open flat again.
- Twist and tie tightly at the fold, using an 8-inch piece of string. Leave the ends of the string untrimmed. Set aside.
- Roll a 6-inch square of corn husk into a cylinder.
- Glue along the edge to keep it from unrolling.
- Tightly tie a piece of string about 1/2 inch from one end and another near the center of the cylinder.
- Tie the wings to the body at the center, using existing wing string.
- Use small spots of glue to help hold the wings in place.
- Use diluted water color paint to streak the wings with color.
- Add beads or straight pins with heads for the eyes.
- Decorate the dragonfly with sequins, glitter or other materials.