We began with a large postcard-sized piece of blue cardstock. Alex began by dipping his finger into the brown paint and pressing it on the paper to make the center of the dandelion head. He then took a small paintbrush and trailed a line down to make the stem. For some reason, he had a lighter than usual touch this week and the stem kinda fades out now and again. We took a break to let the brown paint dry. Later on, after the brown paint dried, he dipped his finger in white paint to make a dandelion puff. I figured out at this point that his sensory issues was making him not enjoy the paint on his fingers, so that was probably why he was hesitant with the paintbrush as well earlier. He managed to finish the project, however and I love how it turned out. We will add the poem below
to it to make a portfolio page.
The freshly severed heads
explode, silently, at the gentle
puff of a child’s breath.
Their hollow stems shed milky tears;
the seedlings fill the air.
source: Crafty Morning