Making Prints from Flowers & Leaves

Steve Niner
Thursday, 5th June 2014

Making prints from flowers and leaves is a creative and fun activity for the kids, teaching them about different plants whilst making art.

Take a piece of white cotton fabric, a torn up old sheet is perfect and fold in half.

Mark the centre on the top and bottom of the fabric.

Place leaves and flowers on one side of the line.

Fold the other side back over, hold in place the bash with a stick till the sap starts to show on to the fabric.

Unfold and scrape off the plant matter, add more if the design needs it.

Finished, you have a beautiful picture.

Steve Niner is teaching children's activites this summer at The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire. 'Go Wild' will be an adventurous day out for children during their school break, learning how to make dens, set up camp in the woods, tracking and much more. For more information visit www.sustainability-centre.org or email info[at]sustainability-centre.org

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Further resources

Earth Education - Permaculture for kids

Outdoor Classrooms: A Handbook for School Gardens for a special price of £12.71 (also available as an eBook)

Recycling & making projects for kids: Plastics Are (Still) Fantastic

Project Wild Thing - Getting children back into nature

Permaculture - practical solutions for self-reliance, a magazine filled with useful and inspiring features, stories and ideas about all aspects of sustainable living from gardening and farming to green building and renewable technology. Check out a free digital copy HERE. You can subscribe to the print edition HERE.

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