Decorative Dragonflies

Learn how to make beautiful dragonflies from upcycled tomato puree tubes.
In the video (click picture) we show you how to magically transform a used tube of tomato puree into a beautiful pair of embossed dragonfly wings, how to make a body from beads and wire and attach the wings. The completed piece can be used as a hanging for your garden or window.

On demand video available here on a 'pay what you feel' basis

Depending upon where you live, tomato puree tubes may or may not be accepted for recycling, you can also use a drinks or soda can for this activity.  This is one great way to reuse waste materials to make something delightful. 

You will need theses items for this activity: 

  • An empty tomato puree tube or similar item
  • Dragonfly wings template - available here
  • Card - a cereal box will be ideal
  • Fuse or florist wire
  • Scissors (not your best ones)
  • Selection of beads
  • Pen or pointed implement such as a knitting needle
  • Sandpaper*
  • Acrylic paint*
  • Small paint brush*

If you don't have any of the materials to hand we have a small number of kits for sale on our website.

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