Dragonflies have different muscles for each of their wings so that they can control each wing separately. This allows them to easily fly both backward and forwards, with the same amount of energy. Scientists have been observing dragonflies with slow motion videos. They use these observations to create flying robots and future flying vehicles. With this project we will be creating a basic Dragonfly with movable wings. I chose to do an orange Dragonfly since the Orange Meadow Hawk Dragonfly is located in Montana. Feel Free to check out: Insect Identification to find out Dragonfly species in your area or use your favorite color!
What is needed:
- Crayons or Colored Pencils (White and black)
- Straightened paperclips
- Construction Paper
- Tissue Paper
- Yarn or some kind of string
When cutting out the template pieces, remember that it is ok if there are jagged edges around the construction and tissue paper. If you zoom into my example, you can see rough edges here and there. Also, wicked quick note, I added in extra eyes, legs, and wing pieces, incase you fudge a piece while you are cutting them out. Remember to have fun and feel free to share your creations via Email to Lindseyrae7@icloud.com, or tag me on Social Media!