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There are many great ways to use dandelions instead of just mowing them down every week. Get creative and find out just what this fascinating flower can do for you!
Dandelion is a common weed that grows widely throughout the northern hemisphere in pastures, meadows and lawns, mostly in temperate climates. The name dandelion means lion’s tooth, and the plant is named for the jagged edges of its leaves that resemble teeth.
Some fun and Dandy activities
*Make paper parachutes to explore how dandelion seeds move through the air.
*Dig up a dandelion and check out it's flower, stem, leaves, and roots.
Can YOU think of more activities?
I'll post our activities as we complete them, I'd love to see yours as well!
There's even a Dandelion Festival in Ohio!
After finding this link, I found that there are Dandelion Festivals all over the world-interesting!
~4 ea. Cups of dandelion tops
~1/2 ea. lemon, juiced
~1 quart cold water
~2 lbs. sugar
Place the tops in the water and bring to a slow boil. Let boil half a minute then cool overnight. The next day, strain and push out the excess water. Discard the blooms and save the dandelion water. Mix this water with the lemon and sugar and simmer until most of the water has evaporated. Do not bring to a hard boil.
Let the mixture cool, then simmer again until thick in consistency like maple syrup. This can be poured over flapjacks either warm or cool.
Check out this blog post by TeddyStartedIt to learn how to make Dandelion infused oil!
Great for a "great home made gift for an exercise buff or an arthritic grandma"