DIY with Kids: Nature Paper

You will need:

Hammer or mallet
Flowers and leaves (e.g., pansies, nasturtiums and herbs)
Plain white paper or card stock
Parchment paper
Hard surface

Directions:

  1. Place flowers, leaves and herbs on paper or card stock with the front (colorful side) facing down. Separate plants so they are flat on the paper.
  2. Cover with parchment paper.
  3. Gently hammer the plant material, covering the entire area. Take care not to move the plant material, and watch your fingers!
  4. Carefully remove parchment paper and peel off or brush away leftover plant material. Cut the decorated paper to size and fold as a card, or attach it to a blank card.

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