Flower Pounding

About: I am a Christian teenager who likes sharing my crafts with others!

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)
  • Hammer
  • Paper Towel

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.

Thanks for viewing my instructable! Please comment down below with your thoughts and questions!

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    winneremerald12

    7 months ago

    *SOBS* Don't hurt the flowers! *sobs a little more* Never mind. This is nice.

    P.S. Love your Profile Pic!

    (Although this kinda defeats the purpose of flowers...)