Art at Home: Lesson 6

Flower Pounding

Saint John Arts Centre: Art at Home

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-Flowers and Leaves


-Large book or smooth flat surface

-Paper or towel


Step 1: Pick some beautiful flowers and greenery. 

Step 2: Lay a flower, leaf, or petal on a piece of cloth. Light-colored cloth works best.

Step 3: Fold the fabric over top or lay another piece on top of your plant. Place this on a hard and smooth surface like a book or piece of wood.

Step 4: Using the hammer, pound the entirety of the flower. 

Step 5: Unfold and peel off the remains of the flower. Repeat in your desired pattern.

Step 6: Admire your creation!