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Welcome to one of the projects in our series 8 Awesome Handprint Art Projects to do With Your Kids! To learn more about the project and see a complete list of methods, materials and projects, click here to start at the beginning. (new tab will open for you)  Affiliate links have been used.

Make a Fingerprint Dandelion Painting

4. Dandelion 

Supplies you will need:

  • Colored paper and paper with patterns if you choose to do the matted look and mount them for impact. (See photos.)
  • Glue sticks for mounting
  • Small paint brushes:  I recommend this brand of brushes.  They do not fall apart like cheaper brushes do, they hold up to frequent use and proper cleaning as well. 
  • Foam flat brushes
  • Colored acrylic paints:  This is the same set I have in my own home.  You get a nice variety of colors at a good price.  Plus, the box this set comes in is sturdy, so you can continue to use it for storage.
  • Black sharpie or nice thin pens for detailing

You will need yellow, white, and green paint.

  1.  First, paint stems,  leaves, and grass.  Then paint a yellow circle at the top of the stems.  Let dry for a bit.
  2. Once the first paint is not too wet, it’s time for the petals.  You’ll want to use a smaller finger, like a pinky to make them.  Using a foam brush, paint the pad of the finger white.  Turn the paper around to make it easy for you to get the right angle for the petals.  Reapply paint to finger as needed.  Finish by making a few petals flying away as if the wind is blowing them.
  3. After paint is totally dry, you can add details with pen or marker if desired.
  4. Complete your artwork by mounting it onto a background page that peeks out around the edges to form a frame and give it a matted look.  Use glue stick on the back of your artwork to affix it to the background page.

All posts in this series:

  1. Intro to the series
  2. Red Poppies
  3. Handprint Trees
  4. Handprint Fish
  5. Fingerprint Dandelion
  6. Handprint Kite
  7. Handprint Peacock
  8. Handprint Birds or Chickens
  9. Hand and fingerprint creative scene