Dandelions

Today after lunch we went dandelion picking. What for? Because we’re going to make syrup!**Eww, it was a very bitter syrup. We didn’t like it but it was fun & very memorable!!** I know, it’s sounds crazy but it also sounds fun! The idea is from 5 Orange Potatoes. There’s so much inspiration on that blog for things I want to try! We have a whole ice cream bucket full so we might have to try the dandelion cookies too. I want to do the syrup with Brett only – it’s the kind of thing that makes memories! I took 20+ *cute* pictures of him picking dandelions too so soon I’ll be scrapbooking!

I think I’ll throw in a little dandelion theme this week for the day care kids since they’re so abundant right now. They can taste the syrup & cookies. We’ll walk over to this field & they can pick, pick, pick til their hearts content. We will read our dandelion stories & make this cute dandelion art. (I don’t recall where that came from – maybe Kidssoup?) This seed art is also a good idea as well as the dandelion prints. Some people are just amazing with all their ideas.

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  1. is that a cotton ball and q-tips? What a cute idea!

  2. I think so! Easy too!

  3. great shots of your son in the dandelions! thanks for the link back, so glad you found my dandelion activities inspirational. Love your sugar scrubs in your ETSY shop.

  4. I always loved dandelions and the white clover flowers that grew in our yard. I never understood why Mom would buy marigolds to plant which I thought could not compare in beauty to a dandelion.
    Let us know how the syrup and cookies turn out.
    I have pictures of Edgar A and I picking dandelion greens and of us cleaning them. He cooked them like spinach. He said it is important to get young greens, before the flower starts.

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