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Dandelion Flower Craft for Preschoolers

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.

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.

Dandelion 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.

Summer Craft

Flower Craft

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
  • scissors
  • tape

summer craft for preschoolers

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!

flower craft

Pasta Craft

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.

pasta craft

Summer Craft

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.

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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