Traditional Flower Pressing and Crayon Bark Rubbing
All you need:
- Chunky crayons and large sheets of paper – (even old newspaper will do):
Begin by putting the paper over any item that has a texture – leaves and bits of tree bark are perfect – and then rub reasonable even pressure over the paper and surface underneath with the crayon to produce a print. The rubbings can be use as part of larger nature collages, or cards and to make wrapping paper for presents.
- Collage Bucket:
Take your pre-school child out in to the garden to collect fallen flowers, leaves, bark and grasses to use to make a landscape on paper. Avoid picking flowers just about to become in bloom and explain the importance of letting things grow and the life cycle – picking things up that are already fallen to use once again.
- Flower Pressing:
To make more extravagant nature collage pieces, use a few garden flowers to press and immortalise. You will need a pad of clean paper and some heavy books. Lay the flowers carefully and surround each flower with paper sheets either side, followed by heavy books placed on top.
The longer you leave the flowers the better they will press and these may later be used as the beautiful focal point in a card for Mother’s day, or a pretty finishing touch to a bedroom name sign or nature collage… The possibilities are endless!
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