Dandelion Painting

We are currently loving the spring weather! Today, we used a plastic fork and a cotton swab to paint beautiful dandelions.

Materials Needed

  • Yellow Paint
  • Green Paint
  • White Paper
  • Plastic Fork
  • Cotton Swab

Start by helping your little one put yellow paint on the fork and press it on the paper so that they can form several circles. Our little one made three circles with the paint.

After the circles are made, put green paint on the cotton swab and help your little one draw the stems of the dandelions. The older your child is, the less guidance they will need. The end result is super cute and your little one will love using these two out of the box painting methods!

16 responses to “Dandelion Painting”

  1. It’s so fun to come up with new ways to do the same type of crafts. My boys love to paint, I’ll have to find some different things they can paint with like this next time we get everything out.

    1. When I worked in a classroom setting ,kids loved when we painted with household objects! I try to do it at home at least once a month.

  2. so simple and yet so pretty! I want to try these with white paint on black canvas for a more grown up version! What do you think?

    1. I think that would be beautiful!

  3. I think Liam would love this. Not sure it would turn out quite right but thats ok!

    1. You might be surprised. I didn’t expect my daughter to actually keep the paint in circles, but she did really well.

  4. Angela Tolsma Avatar
    Angela Tolsma

    A fork as a paint brush is a great idea. Looks like a good kid activity.

  5. I love craft ideas like these to teach the little ones. I am sure my little cousins would love to try this.

  6. When I saw your title, I thought you were going to dip dandelions in paint and use it like a stamp! What you actually did is more appropriate for the motor skill level of young kids, but maybe when they’re a little older, you could try using household objects as stamps to paint with

    1. We tried a potato stamp once and she put the whole thing, paint and all, in her month. That was like a year ago, but I haven’t been brave enough to try anything like it since. Dipping the dandelions in paint is a wonderful idea though!

  7. My 3 year old and I have never painted with a fork! He’s going to love it. πŸ˜€

    1. It is a lot of fun!

  8. Those look great and something easily you could do with kids. I will have to suggest this to our kids librarian. I think the younger ones would have a lot of fun with it.

  9. This is such a fab idea. I love how its easy and most people will have a folk in the house for sure xx

  10. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com Avatar

    This is such a fun activity for kids! My daughter will love this great idea, perfect project for a rainy day!!

  11. Great ways to encourage creativity and out of the box thinking! Love this pic your little one made!

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