“Little Dandelion Seeds the World” and Cotton Swab Dandelion

Creative Wednesdays

Who doesn’t love blowing fluffy dandelion seeds? My Nanny Kids literally spend hours blowing the soft flowers in the parks and fields we visit each summer. So, I was so excited to find Little Dandelion Seeds the World by Julia Richardson.

This is a wonderful book for young readers that teaches that the blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, we learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. The adventurous spirit of the dandelion is beautifully captured by the author. The bright pictures trace the seeds’ paths, showcasing animals from each continent amid landscapes enlivened by terrain and distinct color palettes.

After reading Little Dandelion Seeds the World paint a dandelion using cotton swabs. Be sure to get outside and have the kids hunt for some dandelions to blow as well.

Don’t forget to click here to visit my storefront to purchase the supplies needed to make this project.

Paint a Cotton Swab Dandelion

You Will Need:

Blue Paper
White Paint
Cotton Swabs
Paper Plate
Green Crayon
Paint Brush

What to Do:

1. Have the child draw a green line on the blue paper to represent a stem.

2. Pour some white paint onto a paper plate.

3. Have the child dip a cotton swab in the paint and dab it on the paper to make dots.

4. Before the paint dries use a paint brush and quickly and lightly drag the bristles in one direction over the painted dots to make it look like the seeds are blowing, (see photo).

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