After our dandelion exploration, we decided to get a little crafty and paint our own dandelions.
We were trying to get the wispy look of the puffball and a paint brush was just not going to work.
So, we decided to try straw printing.
White & green paint
Blue construction paper
To prep our straws, I took the scissors and started cutting strips on one end.
Then we smashed the end on the paper to make the strips fan out.
To use, dip that end in paint and start stamping. AJ (age 3) decided to smear instead.
We had paintbrushes out to help us paint the stems and leaves.
It was kind of fun to use the paint brush and straw at the same time!
This project was simple to do.
It can be open-ended (as you can see by AJ's picture below) or you can work with a specific goal in mind (like Lizzie's dandelions).
Like all of our projects, it was successful because we had fun! Get out your drinking straws and start painting!
Are you looking for more fun kids art projects? Come follow my Art for Kids Pinterest board for a ton of fun ideas!
Follow me on
for more fun!
Are you looking for more preschool art projects? Check out the Three to Five: Playful Preschool ebook. You can find all the details here.