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Dandelion Craft and Art Project for Kids

Nothing says summer like dandelions! Kids of all ages will have fun recreating this iconic spring and summer flower with this pretty dandelion craft. This dandelion art project is a clever, fun, and creative twist that usese several techniques to fully capture this pretty flower. This flower craft for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

Nothing says summer like dandelions! Kids of all ages will have fun recreating this iconic spring and summer flower with this pretty dandelion craft. This dandelion art project is a clever, fun, and creative twist that usese several techniques to fully capture this pretty flower. This flower craft for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. 

Dandelion Craft

Dandelions are an especially important part of the planet’s biodiversity! Dandelions provide food for bees and other pollinating insects including butterflies. Dandelions also provide us with a pop of yellow color early in spring. They always seem to come at just the right time. The white puff balls produced by the dandelion plant are equally fun to see and to play with! Blow the seeds off the stem and make a wish! Let’s celebrate this beautiful flower by making a dandelion craft for kids! This dandelion art project celebrates this wonderful plant by making a flower craft with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. This summer craft for kids is perfect for all ages! You’ll love the fun fork painting part!

super cute summer flower craft using a fork, white paint and yellow paint on blue construction paper

Flower Craft

Make your very own field of dandelions with just a fork and paint! This process is easy and super fun! The dandelion shape becomes visible after only a few strokes of your fork. You can even use the end of the fork to create the dandelion puff balls! Simply dip the end of the fork into white paint and stamp the fork on your paper!

To get started, you will need:

  • Construction paper in blue and green
  • Forks
  • Acrylic paint in yellow and white
  • Brown or black marker
  • Scissors
  • White glue

cut up green construction paper to make the dandelion leafs

Dandelion Art for Kids

  • Lay your blue paper flat. You can also use white paper for the background. The yellow and green look lovely against the white.
  • Squirt a small drop of yellow paint onto the paper. Repeat multiple times. Spread the drops out in different places across the paper. Place the drops at least an inch apart.
  • Using your fork, scrape the paint from the center of each paint drop, outward. Turn your paper in multiple directions to achieve a round shape. Repeat this process until all the yellow drops have become dandelions!

this is such a fun summer flower project

Flower craft for kids

  • Now use a clean fork to create the dandelion puffs. Dip the end in white paint. Stamp the end of the fork multiple times in a circular manner to create the puff.
  • Use your brown or black pen to create the stems. Simply draw a line extending down from both the puffs and the flowers to the bottom edge of the paper.
  • To create the leaves, fold your green paper in half. Cut out a long leaf like shape. Remove triangles from the side of the folded leaf to give the appearance of dandelion greens. Try making leaves in varying heights and widths.

Dandelion Craft for Kids using green construction paper, a fork, yellow paint, and white paint

Dandelion art project

  • Unfold the leaf and glue them to the dandelions. Try gluing some with the crease upwards and some with the crease towards the paper. This will give depth to your dandelion field!
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Dandelion Art Project for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergartners, and kids

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Mary Alice Baldwin

Mary Alice Baldwin is the owner and creative director of Brainy Beginnings Network. She currently homeschools five children. While not creating activities for her children, she can be found knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening or otherwise working with her hands. :)

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