WHAT YOU NEED
- Cloth or paper
- A hammer (we couldn't find ours, so we used a rock!)
- Some flowers, leaves or other plants. Make it more wild and free time by encouraging the kids collect the plants and colors they are drawn to.
WHAT WE LEARNED Next time we will try just using the petals, because I think the stems caused some of the darker areas. There are other things you can do to improve the quality and technique such as using a pre-mordant on the cloth, but simpler is better for us these days. If things take too long to set up, the kids just run away into the forest (which is just as well :) )
Below is our result using just a piece of paper. When we got inside my daughter asked if she could smash a few blue berries on it, and the color from them turned out amazing! It ended up looking like a butterfly, so we talked about mirror images and symmetry found in nature.
MORE LOVELY STUFF If you are as hooked as us, here are some other hapa-zome projects to try:
- Hapa-zome book mark
- Make a greeting card
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