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Leaf Printing

Leaf Printing

Not an artist? Not a problem! You can achieve a gorgeous watercolor effect with only leaves or flowers, cardstock, a paper towel, and a hammer. Leaf printing looks great on stationary and cards, and larger prints can even be used as room decor!

 

Materials

  • cardstock
  • fresh leaves or flowers
  • hammer
  • paper towel

Instructions

Collect your materials. I took my 8 month old on a nature walk and let him pick leaves for this project. He has a pretty good eye!

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Next, take one of your leaves and place it over the cardstock. Cover the leaf with the paper towel.

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Then comes the really awesome part. You get to hit the leaf repeatedly with the hammer. The more you smash your leaf, the darker the print will be.

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Lift the paper towel, then peel the remains of the leaf off the cardstock.

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Ta da! You have a leaf print!

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I also tried this with a flower. The flower was juicier, so it only needed a few blows from the hammer. I love the look!

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We're the Homans - Diane, Dustin, Alex, and Faith (not pictured - she's really new!). We love blogging deliciously simple recipes and kid-friendly crafts. Thanks for stopping by!

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