Dandelion Fingerprint Art
crafts • decor & DIY • kids crafts
This dandelion fingerprint art is easy to make with your children, and makes beautiful decor. You can make it with your child to hang at home which will build confidence in them and instill a sense of pride as well as fostering their creativity. For a special gift, give to a grandparent, or hang in a new baby's room to make them part of the process of preparing for a new sibling.
Children ages 2 and up will enjoy getting their hands dirty, and making this fun and simple dandelion craft. This is a perfect spring or summer craft to celebrate the beauty of nature on those frustrating days when you can't be outside.
Supplies For a Dandelion Canvas Print:
- Burlap Canvas
- Fine Paintbrushes
- Paint in white, green, and black (or dark grey)
- Paper plate
... and of course some willing fingers!
Making the Dandelion
Pour your white paint onto the paper plate, and start making finger prints. Guide your child if needed to group their fingerprints into a circle area near the top of the canvas.
Make a large circle of fingerprints, and a few that are off to one side, as if they are blowing away. An odd number usually looks best so we've added three dots blowing across the top of the print.
Once you've made all your dots, let the kids wash their hands.
Painting the Stems and Grass
Depending on their age, they can help paint in the stem and the grass. Use a loose touch to add the grass on the bottom of the canvas in little tufts as shown. The dandelion stem will be a bolder, thicker stroke.
Add stems to the bottom of any fingerprints seeds that are blowing away. Use your dark paint to create a small line from each. The line should be thick at the bottom, and get thinner as it gets closer to the top.
Allow your new dandelion fingerprint art to fully dry before hanging or framing the print.
Then hang in a place of honor!
This is a total win/win craft. All ages can participate, it's easy to make, and looks fabulous. A wall art canvas print to be proud of!
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