Learn how to make a flower-print bookmark out of flowers and plants you find in your garden.
Hi. I’m John Fisher from the Life Lab Garden Classroom, and today I’m going to share an activity from: “the book of Gardening Projects for kids,” called the fine art of flower pounding. So, what we mean by flower pounding is taking the colors out of the slower petals and pressing them into out paper. You can make bookmarks, greeting cards and such. So, the first thing to do is take your piece of tape and take some of the stickiness or the tackiness off the tape. The next step is to arrange your flower petals on the paper you can choose to put the petals on the tape. Composite flowers like these calendula that have lots of petals are a great choice. And, these nasturtiums seem to make a lot of color. Sometimes helps to put your bookmark on something like a paperback book or a phone book, it dampens the noise as you pound. Halfway through you can check to see if the colors came through. Whoo, that nasturtium did a really good job. Finish it off by adding a hole, and some decorative string, like yarn, or raffia, and you got yourself a quick and easy flower print bookmark.