This is the EASIET dandelion crown you will ever make! Kids of all ages will enjoy this simple nature craft and the cardboard crown can be saved for endless wildflower crowns in summer. There is no weaving or tricky techniques involved, so this method is great for the littlest nature lovers!
This is our first dandelion craft of the season! It was so easy to set up and my son had so much fun making this crown! Make a headband style crown or try a larger more realistic crown like our Stunning Nature Crown. Either style will turn out adorable and the cardboard frame can be save for more nature crowns!
Ready to make one or two? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Strip of cardboard- We used extra poster board and used the white side.
- Scissors or crafting knife (for adult use only)
- Sharpened pencil
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Here’s How We Made This Dandelion Crown:
First, cut strips of cardboard. Wrap a piece of string around your child’s head to see how long you need the strip to be. Make sure you add an inch or two of cardboard so you can staple the ends together. Our strip was about 24 inches long by 1.5 inches thick. You can cut thinner strips if you don’t want to see as much of the cardboard.
Poke holes in your dandelion crown frame with a sharp pencil. Make sure the holes are large enough to fit a dandelion stem.
Staple the ends together.
Cut the excess piece of cardboard strip so the dandelion stems can poke through a single layer of cardboard.
Head outside and pick dandelions for your crown. As you can see, we have a TON of dandelions in our yard! Don’t worry, we saved plenty for the bees. I suggest doing this activity only if you have an abundance of dandelions:)
We searched for large dandelions to poke through our dandelion crown.
Depending upon a couple factors, you can keep your dandelions loose during this step. If your holes are too big, your dandelion stems will fall out. We found it helpful to hold the crown parallel to the ground, as pictured below.
You can also tape the stems as you go. The dandelions won’t budge with this method!
These crowns are so cute when complete! My son was known as Prince Dandelion for the day:) We are holding on to the cardboard crown frame for summer wildflowers!
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I hope you give this dandelion crown a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.