Making dandelions

pompom dandelion in hand

Today, I noticed that my bleeding heart plant is in full flower. How did I not notice before?

bleeding heart and heart

I couldn’t wait to show the children, when they got home from school. Then it occurred to me that we could find other flowers in the garden, and I could do a little yarnbombing too. Just for fun.

peg daffodil in daffodils

AJ and BL humoured me loved searching round the garden. I wish I had organized a few more to find.

pom pom dandelion in dandelion plant

They found plenty of other flowers too.April flowers2

April flowers1

No fruit blossom in the orchard yet, but plenty of colour in the rest of the garden

birds nest on gate

They found an amazing nest on top of the old gate.

ornamental quince(ornamental quince)

searching for nests

No more nests, but it did inspire a bit of their own yarn bombing.


And then they needed to make a dandelion each, themselves. In their own words:

pompom ruler

tie pompom

cutt pompom loopsdandelion sepalsassemble pompom dandelionspompom dandelionsNot sure the hens were fooled, but the children did have fun.

The dandelions are quick to make. We chatted about the real dandelions and their importance as an early food source for our bumble bees. It was lovely having time outside. We spent longer outside than I thought. Someone may have been a bit late getting supper on. Oops!

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14 thoughts on “Making dandelions

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Those dandelions are brilliant. I hadn’t come across yarn bombing until just after christmas. It’s a great idea

    • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Ours is a very small scale yarnbombing, but I think we’ll be adding to it this holiday. More colourful pompoms for sure. 😀

    • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 12:28 am

      And they stay open, whatever the weather or light! Not like the real ones at all! 😀

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 12:52 am

    they are so so cute i might have ago at making one this weekend 🙂

    • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Very quick and easy to make.

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 3:35 am

    They are great, so simple! Wool is one thing in don’t have in my craft drawers… Must sort that out 🙂

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Oh how lucky to have so many flowers in bloom. My daughter has made me promise to get her a bleeding heart – her favourite – when we move back to UK. And looks like a fun activity too!

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I love it when time runs away from you doing something like this. Wonderful pictures and inspired dandelions. We might even have to try this, they look so cute. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Wow, your photos are gorgeous! What a fun craft!

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Those are brilliant . Popping over from #countrykids

  • Saturday 5 April, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    They are lush! I’m making some for my little boys nursery 🙂 I love blogs and the creative stuff you find on them! x 😛 – you have smiles! I want smiles for my blog! x

  • Sunday 6 April, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Love the idea of yarn bombing and those dandelions are so simple to make my boys would love making them. I too have a habit of getting distracted at the expense of cooking 😉

  • Monday 7 April, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Beautiful photos and the dandelions are super cute #countrykids

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