“You just dip the fuzzies in the paint, and then…” she trails off as she makes a dramatic swoop across the page, leaving a colorful line in its wake. “Dandelion brushdrawing!”
This girl. She is always inventing something, and I love her resourceful, creative spirit, wheels forever turning. The latest? Dandelion brushdrawing. Like, you literally go pick a dandelion and use it as a brush. Genius!
I asked Alice to demonstrate her idea one morning after the baby went down for a nap and here she is, painting a dandelion with a dandelion. Fitting, no?
We mixed two colors to keep it simple, grabbed a water jar, sturdy watercolor paper and a blanket. The rest was provided by nature and voila! Be sure to pick your dandelions at different stages for a variety of textures.
We hope this inspires you and your little ones to create with whatever you’ve got! *Bonus if you can compost it later.
Happy dandelion brushdrawing!