The classic children’s book, Dandeline by Don Freeman reminds readers that it’s always best to just be yourself. Read the book then make a fun lion craft. You’ll need to head outside and collect some actual dandelions (or other wild flowers) for this project, making this a perfect craft for summer!

Dandelion Craft


  • 9″ x 9″ piece of yellow construction paper
  • One small square of black construction paper (about 1.5″ square)
  • Two white construction paper circles about 1″ diameter
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Crayons


  1. Use a plate or bowl to draw a circle on the yellow construction paper (about 8″ in diameter) and cut out.
  2. Draw several dots along the perimeter of the circle and use the hole punch to make holes where the dots are.
  3. Snip off two corners of the black square to make a triangle.
  4. Glue the white circles and black triangle to the big yellow circle (as shown below)
  5. Draw in other details as desired.
  6. Go outside and find dandelions or other flowers, putting one stem through each hole!