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Paper Plate Dandelions

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Paper Plate Dandelions A Little Pinch Of Perfect

Encourage children to practice their scissor skills by making this simple dandelion.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plate
  • Green Paper
  • Scissors
  • Any colour paper for the background
  • Glue

What to do:

  • On the green paper draw the stem and leaves and cut it out. Set aside.
  • Using the paper plate, encourage the child to cut lines/strips towards the centre of the paper plate to create fringes.
  • Once the child has finished cutting, pull the strips out to make the dandelion pop out.
  • Glue the paper plate dandeloin and stems onto colour paper.

Hints and Tips:

  • Draw lines onto the paper plate for the child to cut along
  • Decorate the paper plate with glitter
  • Draw a circle/ or a line so the child knows where to stop cutting.
  • Paint the paper plate or collage it yellow

Reference: 
"Dandelion Paper Craft For Kids", A Little Pinch Of Perfect, June 08, 2017

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Uses a pair of scissors

    Has a clear hand preference 

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

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