Slacker Saturday — Dandelion Bouquets


Do you remember how all the flowers seemed so beautiful when you were a kid — even the dandelions? That is the concept behind today’s Slacker Saturday activity. Today we made dandelion bouquets. Emily got to spend lots of time outside, and we have the added benefit of enjoying a dandelion-free lawn! Send the kids out with a basket to collect the dandelions (try to do this before they go to seed). When all the dandelions are picked, get out some small glasses with a little water and let the kids arrange the dandelions into little bouquets. 

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  1. sunnymama says:

    A lovely idea! We have lots of dandelions that sunnyboy can pick from our garden :)

  2. Very sweet.

  3. aprilfoolwed says:

    I had to laugh at this post. When I was about 7 or 8 (my daughter’s age) I did this exact thing – picked a bouquet and put them in a little Dixie Cup next to my bed.

    the next morning, I could not open my eyes. I have terrible allergies – and sleeping next to dandelions caused me to suffer through my first case of pink eye!

    My daughter has asthma now, and I still suffer terribly from seasonal allergies, so we’ll just leave those dandelions outdoors! :)

  4. nettlejuice says:

    Now that you’ve got your fabulous bouquet, you can watch the flowers turn to seed heads, which they will try their darndest to do even though they are cut. Then you can ponder the mysteries of plant life, and ask yourselves, are cut flowers still alive?

  5. My girls love dandelions and they pick them for all of our neighbors!!

    Have you painted with Dandelions? I found this on another blog and my girls loved it.

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

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  7. @ aprilfoolwed — I didn’t even think about seasonal allergies, but you are so right! Better just leave them outside then!

    @ nettlejuice — Really? I didn’t think the cut ones would still go to seed. That’s amazing!

  8. kathalog.com says:

    This is a great scrapbook page! I love the way it tells the entire story. Beautiful!
    I’ve posted an update pic to the Guess post
    Have a great weekend

  9. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says:

    We did this yesterday!

    :)

  10. @ kathalog — Thank you, and I’m heading over to see the update pic!

    @ Val — Ha! I was thinking about that when she was picking them!

  11. SkylarKD says:

    My daughter loved dandelions last year (they haven’t started to sprout this year yet). It was fun to watch her get so excited about them, but I couldn’t help thinking,

    “Ahh… now if only I could teach her to pluck them by the root!”

  12. how fun – and it adds a great splash of color in your home! :)

  13. Thanks for the idea – we did this over the weekend too. Of course my daughter got upset when we ran out of “Dandies.”

  14. sunnymama says:

    We’ve been inspired by your post to pick dandelion bouquets from our garden every day. Thanks for the great idea! I’ve posted about our bouquets today and linked to your post. I hope that’s ok with you :) Dandelions

  15. Thanks you, sunnymama! It’s funny that you mentioned that because since I have posted about dandelion bouquets we have been repeating this activity every few days in our front yard, and Emily really enjoys it. I really appreciate the link too, thanks! :-)