Bright yellow dandelion flowers have begun springing up all over my neighborhood which must mean it is spring or summer. My kids are eagerly awaiting them going ot seed to blow the seeds off the white dandelions! While they wait, this cute dandelion craft is a fun way for kids to recreate a favorite summer icon while creating a unique flower craft. This flower activity allows toddler preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children to use hand muscles to create a beautiful pasta craft.
One of my kids favorite things about spring and summer are the yellow flowers that appear all over people’s lawns. Yep, kids LOVE dandelions even though every adult I know groans when they see them in their yard. Children’s favorite part is when they go to seed and look like big balls of white fluff that they can blow. Fun, right? Unfortunately that means all those seeds are being scattered throughout your yard to grow more dandelions. I love the innocense of childhood that they think it is fun!
This super cute dandelion craft showcases the white balls, not the yellow flowers as that is my kids’ favorite part. This flower craft is perfect for spring crafts of summer crafts with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. This summer craft is as much an activity as it is a craft as it requires using pincer grasp to manipulate the spaghetti into the middle ball section. This is great for hand muscle development! So keep reading on how you can make this fun pasta craft with your child.
This is such a simple flower activity for young kids that helps them build coordination and hand muscles. Here is what you need to get started:
- Brown playdough ball
- white spaghetti broken
- green craft stick
- green construction paper
Flower Craft for Preschoolers
Start by sticking the broken spaghetti pieces in the playdough ball in all directions.
HINT: q-tip with one end cut off work really well and look super cute in this project too!
Now insert a green craft stick in the bottom of the playdough ball. Then attach two green construction paper leaves and affix them with tape or glue.
Stick the dandelion in a pot if you like for a pretty indoor summer decoration that won’t spread any seeds.
HINT: You can pull apart a cotton ball and lay it on the edges of the spaghetti for kids to blow off if they want to take this project a step farther.
Summer Crafts for Kids
Looking for more summer crafts for kids? You will love these cute summer crafts for preschoolers!
- Super cute Printable Name Flower Craft
- Spring Umbrella Counting Crafts for Preschoolers
- Zinnia Fingerprint Flower Craft
- EASY Stained Glass Pasta Art for Kids
- Mosaic Pasta Crafts for Kids
- Hyacinth Flower Craft
- Bubble Wrap and Puffy Paint Summer Ice Cream Craft for Preschoolers
- Bunny Craft for Preschoolers
- Bleeding Tissue Paper Rainy Day Crafts for Kids
- Cute Pasta Butterfly Craft
- Butterfly Suncatcher Craft
- EASY ink pad spring crafts for toddlers
- Fun-to-Make and lovely painted flower craft preschool
- Make your own yummy milk Rainbow Toast
- This spin art Flower Craft for kids is almost as beautiful as they are fun to make
- Simple Sunflower Crafts that are bright, cheery, and simple to make
- This flower activity for preschoolers changes things up to use flowers to create art
- Show off these pretty flower suncatcher craft
- Silly Grass Head Craft
- Handprint Spring flower art projects
- Super clever, bubble wrap rain craft
- Dandelion flower craft project
- Stunning, Easy Stained Glass Art for Kids
- Kids will go nuts over this painting with cars rainbow project
- Amazing Bubble Painting process art project for kids
Check out these outrageously FUN spring science experiments for kids:
- Beautiful Chromatography Flowers made with science!
- Cute Grass Head Spring activity for preschoolers
- Amazing Food Coloring Flower Experiment Worksheet where you can turn a flower into two seperate colors!
- Have you tried making butter experiment
- Colorful Jelly Bean Experiment exploring difusion and color matching with a simple activity for kids
- You’ve got to try this simple Color Changing Slime
- Simply Rainbow Density Experiment for springtime
- How Big is a Raindrop – try this raindrop experiment to find out!
- Egg Drop Challenge with marshmallows!
- You’ve got to try this Lego Balloon Car
- Make a popsicle stick catapult
- Colorful Polymer Chemistry Experiment
- MUST try capillary action experiment
- Lego DIY Zipline for your backyard
- How to Make a Weather Vane the EASY way
- Pop Rocks Experiment kids will LOVE!
- Grow Your own Crystal Flower Science