Friday, May 28, 2010
rock - cloth - flowers
I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my birthday last week. They weren't going to last through the weekend though and so . . . I brought them to school today and let the littles use them to make banners. To start, I cut old t-shirts from the rag bag into rectangles. (I usually use muslin for this but didn't have any.) Lay newspaper on a hard surface and place the cloth on top of it. Have a little arrange flowers on the cloth and then cover with more newspaper or rags. Next, have the little use a rock to pound on top of the cloth and transfer the color from the flower onto the fabric. Hang it up and let it dry. That's as far as we got today. Next time we will gather sticks to glue the fabric to. Here's what we have so far . . .