|The basics ...|
You will need:
Assorted colorful flowers
Paper (paper with a little texture works well)
|"I found blue!"|
After collecting the flowers, the real fun began ... the banging. Using somewhat rough paper, the kids arranged the flowers (or just the petals) face down on the paper placed on a hard surface. (We used scraps of wooden boards.) I tore off a piece of wax paper roughly the size of the paper and placed it over the flower - one flower at a time works best and then they can rearrange the flowers or petals as they wish. Using a rubber mallet, the kids banged away on their little flower, trying to transfer some color and even a little bit of the petal imprint, to the paper.
|Watch your fingers!|
Try different flowers, different colors, different papers. Let the children "experiment" to see what works the best! Have fun!