There was an open house at a “natural” craft store for kids this week and it was GREAT! http://www.heartfeltonline.com/
The first project we did was to create flower prints on muslin (available at any fabric store).
Here are the instructions to make your flower/fabric print.
1. Place a piece of scrap paper on a piece of wood.
2. Put the flower on top of the paper.
3. Cover the flower with a piece of muslin and start hammering gently.
As you hammer, the color from the flower bleeds through.
To set the color in the fabric, iron it between two pieces of fabric.
Get creative and use different sizes of fabrics and different color flowers. The sky is the limit.
Frame and hang. It’s as simple as that and is really beautiful!
Skills: Appreciation of nature, manual dexterity, fine and gross motor coordination, recognition of colors, physical properties of flowers, art.