Petal Prints

| July 2023

Here’s a fun way to capture some of that wondrous splash of color from your flower garden on paper. Experiment with different flowers and leaves. Parsley and marigolds had the most vivid results!

What you’ll need: flowers, paper, wax paper, and a pounding object (tree cookie or small stone).


Arrange the flower petals on the paper.

Arrange the petals

Lay a piece of wax paper over the petals and gently pound with your "hammer". The longer you pound the more color will be imprinted onto your paper!

Gently hammer

Carefully remove the wax paper and brush off the remaining petals, revealing the colors and shapes left behind by the flowers.

Dust it off


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