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Touch the Dandelions and Make Lots of Wishes

Finding dandelions in our schoolyard is not hard to do. Picking them and making wishes is the right of every child. But how do we create that fluffy texture in our own dandelion paintings? Easy when you are a T'K Wonder Time artist with a bit of imagination!



The texture is what we feel when we touch the dandelion. Visual Texture is what we see and imagine we feel in a work of art. 

CAFE Objectives


C. Create:  Students will paint and print to create a dandelion.


A . Articulate: Students will discuss the process of painting and printing used to create their art.

                           They will compare and contrast the methods. Next, students will discuss where they

                           created texture in their work. Finally, students will dictate to an adult their dandelion



F.  Finding Connections: Students will enjoy songs and poems about spring and dandelions and

                           learn about the dandelion's life cycle.


E. Evaluate:  Students will decide if they like or do not like their art by connecting their mind with

                        their heart to make a decision. They decide based on 1. how it makes them feel,                                     2.  what they see, i.e. ( the lines, shapes, colors, and  texture.)

                         Thumbs up = Terrific.

                         Thumbs in the Middle = Just so so.    

                         Thumbs Down = Not okay.

                         Students are allowed to explain their decision.

1. On black construction paper students paint a thin stem in white tempera or acrylic using a skinny round tipped brush. 

2. Using a round sponge brush used for scrubbing kitchen pots, often found at Dollar Tree, dip it into white tempera or acrylic and tap to print the dandelion head. 

3.  The teacher may spritz the head with spray-on glitter to make it shimmer. The only thing left to do is make a wish!

I am a Dandelion Song

I absolutely love Swing Set Mama's youtube video  "I am a Dandelion."  Learn about the dandelion's life cycle with simple moments, AAC Core Vocabulary, and catchy tune. 

Sing and Dance

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I picked a faded dandelion  and blew it in the air 
It's tiny little parachutes went floating everywhere.


They caught the wind and danced awhile 
Bending to and fro In splendid ballerina style.


Finally, as the wind grew still they floated back to earth 
And bedded in the dark warm soil to start their new rebirth.


When next summer comes  and  dandelions are everywhere 
I'll pick another faded flower and blow it in the air.

The Dandelion   Janet L. Niehaus

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Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Artists

Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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Thank you AT&T

We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

Fresno County Office of Education, we thank You for the opportunity to create with clay!

Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

Love Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Imagineers

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