I am not sure where I had seen these, but I fell in love instantly of course. Dandelions to an herbalist mean something wonderful and helpful to the body. And if you were a child that blew the tops and made wishes, it can bring out the kid in us as well.
This craft is so simple that even the wee ones can do this with minimal help.
First off, purchase styrofoam balls at a craft shop. This time of year our dollar store has them as well.
Buy qtips. Cut the qtips in half.
Poke each qtip into the styrofoam ball until covered.
Mix some food coloring in water to the desired shade to color the qtips. Roll the qtip covered ball into the coloring and allow to dry. You may want to do this a few times for even and brilliant color.
If you want some wild dandelions, paint the styrofoam balls and allow to dry before inserting the qtips.
Attach to silk flower stems, sticks, or anything strong enough to stand upright. They brighten up the room indeed.