How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints

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How to make
a dandelion painting with thumbprints

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In this project you'll learn how to make a dandelion artwork using your thumbs.

How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints Step 1

Step 1: Prepare

Place a clean piece of cardstock on a table or flat surface. Place down some butcher’s paper or newspaper to protect your surface.

How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints Step 2

Step 2: Draw a stem

Using the Crayola pens, draw a stem for your dandelion flower. Then from the middle of the stem draw lines out in each direction for centre of the flower head. Finish by topping each line with a circle.

How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints Step 3

Step 3: Paint your thumbs

Pour some paint onto a plastic plate or painting palette. Press your thumb into the paint and then gently press onto the edge of every second or third circle.

How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints Step 4

Step 4: Add colour

Repeat step 3, using different coloured paints to fill in the remaining circles.

How to make a dandelion painting with thumbprints Step 5

Step 5: Sign it

Autograph your painting or write a happy message on the cardstock. We’ve chosen “Make a Wish”.

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