Who else is soooo ready for Spring to arrive right now? The clocks are moving forward this weekend and I’m more than ready for it!! Seeing a dandelion is a sure sign that Spring is on it’s way. So let’s make a Dandelion wish!
I just love this story of the Dandelion Flower Fairy who just wants to live wherever there are children 🙂 And what’s nicer than this colourful finger painting project for children to make a Spring wish? Perhaps as a gift for a (grand)parent, or just to frame and hang in their room.
here’s what you need for your Dandelion (it’s not a lot!)
There’s only a few things you need for this super-easy and fun project:
- The Dandelion “Make a Wish” print out – download to print here
- Some paints, either acrylic or watercolours
- Their little fingers 🙂 – or yours!
- Some wet wipes or tissues to clean their hands
Start by printing the “Make a Wish” dandelion either on paper, or on a bit of sturdy cardboard depending on what you want to do with the picture when it’s finished
and now for the fun part!
Squirt a little bit of paint onto a plate or a container of your choice. (By the way, empty egg cartons are great for this!).
Get them to carefully dip their finger gently into the paint, getting a small amount on the end of their finger to get a nice smooth print. Press down carefully onto each of the black teardrop shapes on the picture. Encourage them to spread the colours evenly to get the best effect. Give their fingers a quick wipe in between colours and they’re all set to move on to the next colour to create that gorgeous happy dandelion.
If you want.. (I did – it’s been a while since I did finger painting! 🙂 ) … do a quick “trial run” on a separate piece of paper to make sure they’ve got the right amount of paint on their fingers before diving in to the real thing.
The more colours you choose, the brigher and happier the picture will be! I definitely prefer more than 3 bright colours to create this fun, colourful painting.
Now, how much fun was that? And how cute does that look?
I popped mine in a picture frame to display. That’s the great thing with this project – it’s interchangeable so you can alter things for the seasons! Like this autumn project from recycled corks. Or this Christmas one made from mini baubles. All in the same frame.
Of course you can make loads of different pictures! You can use different patterns and a variety of colours to brighten up your home. Or how about making a card for someone who needs some cheering up? Let me know what masterpieces your kids are creating by sharing them on Social Media.
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