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Thursday tutorial: Make dandelion curls

Natural Kids: Thursday tutorial: Make dandelion curls

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday tutorial: Make dandelion curls

Today's tutorial is by Waldorf doll-maker Marie from KnechtRuprecht. She also blogs here. With so many dandelions about this time of year, this is a lovely (very kid-friendly) activity.

How to make dandelion curls

I remember when I was a child we made lots of dandelion curls. We used them as little figures and created hairdressing salons for them in the medow or we made beautiful dandelion necklaces using the little curls as pearls.

You will need dandelions and water.

Split the stem with Your fingers.

Put the stem in the water and voila! dandelion curls.

Ringel, Rangel, Löwenzahn,
buttergelbe Scheibe.
Schaust die liebe Sonne an,
dass sie bei dir bleibe.
Pusteblume, blühe auf,
weh‘ in alle Winde,
wehe über unser Haus,
dass dich keiner findet.
Langer Stiel und nackter Knauf,
glatzekahles Köpfchen.
Morgen blühen neue auf,
lauter blonde Schöpfchen.

Here is a new rose Waldorf cuddle baby from KnechtRuprecht's shop!

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Blogger Elemental Handcrafts said...

That may quite possibly be the cutest thing I have ever seen from the plant world!!!
We are so making these today!

June 10, 2010 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger FairiesNest said...

I remember lying in the field making these as a child. Delightful post!

June 10, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger germandolls said...

Adorable! The doll to match the flower! I love his/her hair!

June 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Prettydreamer said...

What a wonderful post ... thank you!!

June 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Naturalearthfarm said...

These are so cute... we will have to remember this when the dandelions return.
Thank you and warm wishes, Tonya

June 10, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

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