When I look back on my childhood, the simple activities stick in memory like glue. Oftentimes, those activities are the ones that brought endless hours of enjoyment and entertainment. When spring arrived and those first dandelions popped up, I was outside crafting and playing with them all day long! The craft that I looked forward to the most every spring, was the classic dandelion ring. Read on to learn two simple ways to make dandelion rings!
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Dandelions…I love them! They brighten the early spring landscape and turn uninspired lawns into beautiful spots for relaxing on a warm spring day. They provide endless inspiration for unique nature crafts, but the activity that I’m sharing with you today is a classic that most kids try at some point during their childhood. Dandelion rings are not only simple to make, but they look beautiful and might inspire a whole collection of dandelion jewelry.
I hope this jogs your memory for more dandelion activities you enjoyed as a child!
- Double Sided Tape
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First We Tried This…
We tried the classic way to make dandelion rings first. All you do is wrap the dandelion stem around our finger and tie a simple knot. Then twist and weave the stem around the finger. Simple as that!
My boys played outside and the rings stayed secure for awhile, but eventually needed tightening. They turned out so cute and are definitely prettier than any ring you can find in a store!
Next We Tried This….
I wanted to add some wild violets to our rings, but was having a difficult time weaving the thin stem into the dandelion ring. I got out the double sided tape and put a loop around my finger. I tore off the stems and stuck the flowers right on the double sided tape.
I’m so happy we tried this because the flowers stuck surprisingly well to the double sided tape and they lasted for a couple of hours! The purple and yellow combination is so beautiful and couldn’t be easier to make.
I hope you give this nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.