Sustainability Activity of the Week: Flower Hammer Art
We think it’s important to provide useful resources for early years practitioners, childminders, and parents in terms of sustainability – and this series aims to bring you easy crafts and activities that will teach children about sustainable living.
Easter is just around the corner and today’s activity could be a wonderful Easter card or gift idea to make for a family member. Using the natural pigment in flowers to create stunning art is a great way to build a connection for children between art and nature.
Make sure children watch their fingers when using a hammer.
Hammer Flower Art
What you’ll need:
- A piece of paper
- Kitchen roll
- A child safe hammer
- Collect flowers from your garden or buy a bouquet of flowers.
- Allow children to arrange flowers face down on a piece of paper in whatever pattern they like.
- Lay a piece of kitchen roll over the flowers and very carefully hit the flower with a hammer, this will bring out the pattern onto the paper.
- Leave to dry for 5 minutes and uncover, picking off the flowers to leave stunning stamps.
- Hang up for a lovely spring decoration!
Join us next week for another sustainable early years activity, and if you try this out, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @ConnectChildcare. Have you seen our other sensory activities? We have a FREE Spring Activity Guide ideal for spring weather and sensory development.