This Flower Smash Art is a great way to use up an old bouquet or try this smash craft with wildflowers from the outdoors!
Kids will love this unique art craft idea. The best part, of course, is using a hammer to smash the flowers so they leave a wonderful, glorious print on the card stock. Try arranging the flowers in different ways and patterns. If you have a a large assortment of flowers in a bouquet, try arranging the flowers to make a rainbow or create a frame by arranging the flowers along the border of the card stock. You can fill in the empty space with glued real flowers, a drawing or by writing out a Bible verse right in the middle. How cool!
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- White card stock
- Parchment or wax paper
- Toy hammer (like this one from a pounding toy or you can try a real rubber hammer, but be sure to supervise)
- Rip off the flowers so there is no stem attached. This will make it easier to arrange the flowers under the parchment/wax paper.
- Arrange the flowers on the white card stock and cover with parchment/wax paper.
- Pound the flowers using a hammer until the flowers are smashed and releasing their beautiful dye onto the card stock.
TIP- the longer you pound, the more vibrant colors will be. It takes the flowers a bit until they start smashing and releasing their dyes.
more fun ways to recycle flower bouquets!
Try this Flower Stamp Art!
Create this beautiful recycled Flower Petal Art using cardboard, glue and flower petals.
what is my child learning and improving?
- Small/fine motor skills (holding the hammer, pounding)
- Creativity (arranging the flowers, creating patterns)
- Hand-eye coordination (hitting the flowers with the hammer)
Create this beautiful Flower Smash Art next time you have a bouquet! And if you do, let me know in the comments if your kids loved this idea!