Before the chaos of Christmas and all things red and green decends, I wanted to share this really quick make with you. One of the Bears favourite flowers are dandelions. We live on the edge of an overgrown green space, a space that gets littered with dandelions each year. My two love nothing better than picking them, making wishes as they do.
Darcie noticed the other day that they were all gone and no amount of explanation about the seasons would console her of the fact that she couldn’t pick some dandelions. So, we thought we would make our own. Here’s how to make your own dandelions. A quick and easy craft for adults or children to create fabulous flowers. Perfect for play or simply to display.
WHAT WE USED
This really is the most simple thing to create. All we used to make our own dandelions was some wool, a fork, a green pipe cleaner and some scissors. All of which we had in our craft kit.
WHAT WE DID
I can’t find the original source of using a fork to do this as all I have managed to find are pictures rather than a link, but it’s a genious idea. All you need to do is hold a pipe cleaner along the length of a fork and wrap the wool around both the pipe cleaner and the fork. The more wool you use, the fuller your dandelion will be.
Once you’re happy with the thickness, twist the pipe cleaner tightly to secure. Slide the wool off the fork and cut the loops to open the dandelion seeds.
We also folded the pipe cleaner up on itself and twisted again, making a little loop at the bottom to hold them. This make it more sturdy for displaying in little vases as well as more fun for little hands to hold and play with.
There we have it. How to make your own dandelions – I told you they were super simple to make!
Taking only minutes to make, before we knew it we had a lovely little bunch of dandelions to pick, blow and play with. The good things about these is that they last for much longer too and there are no tears when all the seeds are gone. Why not make some today?
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