Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dandelion Curls

I found this idea in a 19th century children's book that described how to make hair for one's homemade woodland dolls. And, having a houseful of curly-headed girls, it seemed like something we definitely had to try. :-)

1. Pick a long dandelion stem and, using your thumbnail, split the stem two or three times as far down the stem as you can. (the longer the split, the longer the curls).

2. Toss the stems in a bowl full of water and watch the stems start to curl. It takes about a minute to fully curl.

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That's really neat! We'll have to try it =)

Courtney Buxton said...

Well, that is cool!

Mama Pea Pod said...

Wow! That is really awesome! We have curly-haired girls too, I bet they'd (the older one at least) love this!

Would love it if you'd come over and link this up to our Outdoor Play blog hop!


Suzanne said...

This would be cool just to watch it happen!