Dandelion Invitation to Create Flower Art

Check out this quick & easy preschool gardening theme flower art craft project. Little kids will love this unique way of painting and in the process create a fun dandelion-inspired masterpiece. Check out this awesome process art experience today! 

flower painting images with text: Dandelion Art for Little KidsThe little guy and I are still working through our Growing Gardens theme. This week we made some creative dandelion art and of course had lots of fun in the process.

preschooler dipping pokey ball in paint
This was such a quick + easy creative art project and one that we’ve already done a few times this month. What can I say? The little guy had a blast painting dandelions with pokey balls.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler dabbing pokey ball on cardstock to make flower craft
If you’re interested in putting together your own dandelions invitation to create process art experience for your little kids, then definitely keep reading.

Dandelions Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Pokey Ball
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Background Paper
  • White Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.

Prompts

  • What colors do you see in the photo?
  • How can you use the materials to make a dandelion?
  • Will you cut or bend the pipe cleaner?
  • What else can you add to your picture?

Observe

  • Did the child use the pokey ball as a painting tool?
  • How did he use the pipe cleaner?

And of course if you’re looking for other Growing Gardens Activities, you can find them here:  

I loved watching the little guy intuitively paint with the pokey ball. It’s so cool when little kids get opportunities to be creative. And you know what? That’s exactly why I’m all about these invitation to create process art experiences.

preschooler making flowers using paint and pokey ball on cardstock
Open-ended art is so important for preschoolers. Not only do these types of activities encourage fine motor skills, but also creative thinking and problem solving. Of course there’s also a lot of sensory exploration happening too and what’s not to love about that?

The little guy did lots of dipping and dabbing and used the pokey ball to make dandelions all over the background paper.

preschooler painting flowers with pokey ball
And when he was finished, he drizzled on some glue to add the green pipe cleaner stems.

preschooler squeezing glue onto cardstock
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with The Alphabet House. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.

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flower painting images with text: Making Dandelions Process Art for Preschoolers