Head to the Arts and Crafts room, your your kitchen table, or your back porch and grab a seat, it’s time to get crafty! Whether you’re just looking for something to do, or trying to bring a little piece of camp home, here is an easy craft to do on your own, or with friends!
Grab your plastic bag, and head outside. Take a walk and look around for small flowers and greenery to save. Collect them in your bag and once you have what you want, go back to your crafting area.
Get out two pieces of construction paper, and spread our your plants evenly over one piece of paper. Set the empty piece of paper on top of the other, with the plants sandwiched between.
Find your heavy books, and set them on top of your construction paper, covered entirely. You have now begun to press the plants. You’re one step closer to the final product!
Practice paitence. In order for the plants to have the best final product, you must give them some time to flatten out. The longer you wait, the more they will dry out and flatten, but you can move onto the next step in just a few days if you’re eager to move forward.
Now that we’ve given our plants some time to press, we get to see what they look like! Pull the books off and take the top layer of contruction paper off, carefully.
Find a piece of construction paper in a color you like, and figure out how you want to arrange your plants onto the paper.
Using your glue, stick the plants down to the paper so they are held in place.
Now that everything is in place, use a marker, pen, or pencil to decorate the empty spaces however you want, or to label the plants. We all think differenly and have seperate creative minds, so decorate this how YOU want.
Protect your plants! If you’re using saran wrap, pull it tight and wrap it around the paper, you can tape or glue it on the back to hold it in place. Alternatively, you can use Mod Podge to put a nice finish and protect your plants. If you decide to go this route, follow the instructions on the packaging to get the best final product.
Once you’ve completed all these steps, and your project is dry, you’re ready to decorate with it! Enjoy!
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever” Isaiah 40:8