If you love dandelion crafts, I have a really unique and adorable idea for you! You only need a few supplies and can feel great about repurposing cardboard for this simple nature craft. This dandelion frame would make a great Earth Day craft, Mother’s Day gift, or a cute decorative piece to display your crafts or photos in your home.
One of the reasons I love this sweet craft is because the dandelions change as they dry. They start out as big bright accents on the cardboard and dry to smaller beautiful dark yellow polka dots. Are you ready to give it a try?? Here’s how to create your dandelion frame!
- Cardboard- Repurpose old cardboard pieces or purchase these cardboard sheets. These sheets are great because you just need to cut out the center part. They are already the perfect size for a frame!
- Tape- We used regular tape but will be trying this Scotch Greener Tape for our next craft.
- Box Cutter
Making the Dandelion Frame
Cut a frame out of cardboard. You can go about this a couple of different ways.
You can find a piece of cardboard around your house and reuse it for the frame. This is exactly what we did. My husband dragged a cardboard box down from the rafters in our garage and I found a frame to trace. I used a 8.5×11 inch document frame to trace the inside of the frame because I wanted to use it for our Interactive Seasonal Crafting Posters. I freehanded the outside part of the frame and it didn’t turn out perfectly, but I think that adds to it’s charm!
OR you can…
Buy one of these cardboard sheets which are kind of nice and convenient because you can just cut out the middle part of the frame. These come in different sizes and the one that I linked would be nice for a photo frame but not quite big enough to fit a piece of copy paper.
Poke holes through the cardboard with a pencil. Make sure the holes are big enough to fit the stems of the dandelions. This is where my little helper stepped in! My three-year-old worked on his hand eye coordination by pushing the stems through the holes in the cardboard to make the adorable frame.
My little guy also tapped the stems to the back of the cardboard. This was great fine motor work!
And there you have it! My son was so proud of his work and so excited to frame his nature crafts!!
I hope you give this sweet activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.
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