Flower pounding is a fun activity and you're making art in the process!
Things you'll need:
- Flower(s) and/or Leaves
- Construction Paper (Or Fabric)
- Paper Towel
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Step 1: Experiment
The first thing I did was experiment with different methods. The picture above is my results, I found that using a paper towel turned out the best.
Step 2: Gather Your Flowers!
First gather the flowers you are going to use. I used wild flowers from my backyard. I recommend using flowers with vivid colors.
Step 3: Designing
Lay out your flowers on the paper to get an idea of where you want them. Make sure the side you want is facing down on the paper.
Note: Instead of paper you could use fabric.
Step 4: Pounding
Next take off all the flowers but one and place a paper towel over the paper/flower. Then lay the paper on a smooth surface (I used my garage's floor). Now gently hammer the area of the flower. You should see the paper towel soaking up some of the color.
Note: Pounding the flowers one by one will have the best result. If you have too many flowers on at the same time they will slide around.
Step 5: Taking Off the Flowers
Take off the paper towel and slowly take off the flower. If you did it correctly you should have a flower print on the paper! You could turn it into a card, or you could just use it as art.
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