Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Hammered Flower Art

With so many beautiful colours in our nature garden at the moment I was determined to incorporate the vibrancy in some of the children's art work. We started by looking at the flowers we could see, discussing the sizes and colours and put a collection of some of the flowers together.

With it being a sunny day we decided some outdoor art work would be good and we then went to one of our tree stumps with some paper. Each child took it in turns to arrange some flowers on the tree stump. They took great care in their arrangements, talking about what colours they wanted where.

Younger children then used a wooden mallet and the older children used the hammer. Practising their skills at using tools they hammered away at the paper that we had placed over the top of their flower arrangements. This led to some beautiful colours being transferred to the paper.

Our only slight disaster was that one child had loved the colours of the berries so we agreed to place one in the picture. This did, possibly predictably, make the paper go rather soggy!