I wanted to quickly share this beautiful craft I saw on one of my favorite accounts on Instagram — goldnuss. That account always has beautiful and inspiring nature craft ideas for children.
We have made a few of these garlands almost a month ago, and they still are intact hanging on our windows.
This craft is very simple, but it probably would never occur to me, as dandelion puffs seem so fragile. How do you touch one without breaking? And as far as the yellow stage of flowers — once picked they turned into puffs in a day or so, but those puffs were small and undeveloped.
The secret of this dandelion craft
The secret of this craft is to collect the dandelion flowers at the right stage. Pick the flowers that have completed their yellow phase, closed up, drop their dried yellow tops, but haven’t opened just yet. See below pictures that show what I’m talking about 🙂
Then simply string them, putting the needle into the dense part of the flower close to the stem. Leave some space in between for flowers to open into puffs. By the end of the day all of most of them will puff out. 🙂