Thursday, June 10, 2010

Craft Time - Flower Impressions

On the family calendar for today (get your copy under June on the right side of the screen) it says to help your kids deliver an art/craft to a neighbor today. I have a great craft here for you.

All you will need is a variety of flowers, some blank stationary, a few paper towels, a hammer and just in case, some safety glasses. As you can see above, some flowers make better impressions than others.

I know the hammer sounds a little scary but with supervision a variety of ages should be able to do this craft. Choose your first flower and put it face down on the stationary. Keep in mind that the point of the stationary is to write letters so please keep your flowers to the edges of the paper. Once you have the flower face down, put a paper towel over the flower, put on the safety glasses and pick up the hammer. You are going to hit the back of the flower through the paper towel. This should leave a pretty impression on the stationary creating a one of a kind gift for a friend or neighbor. You can do this with paper and envelopes and then wrap them with some raffia as a beautiful handmade and inexpensive gift. This is one of the items you can give "just because it is Thursday".

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a great idea! I need to save these for when I have kids :) - Beth