11 September, 2011

Hammer-pressed Flower Prints

My boys like nothing more than physical activity. 
It is rare to see them sitting still and when they're not, 
they're climbing, jumping, rolling, banging about, wrestling... 
I can't blame them, on these warmer days, motivation To Do~ wells up within us all.
Admittedly, it all gets too much for this Mama at times!

But I had an inspiration last night, for a nicely balanced, nature-based activity. 
Whilst reading Amanda Blake Soule (with Stephen Soule)'s newest book to treasure: 
Mr Turtle began by gently tapping and perhaps,
got the best results: see below.

Little Pipkin was more heavy handed, and had a ball!
Including herbs into the mix, gave a
scent element to the activity .
Such a gorgeous card and special project.

My boys were outside gathering and sharing. 
Then inside, again sharing the single hammer 
(until one of them thought to get the rolling pin!) . 
They had a wonderful time and also produced another arty item to be proud of.

The Soule family are truly an inspiring bunch, are they not? 
I guess they do have 5 children and live close to nature without many of the modern day distractions many of us have. 
They were bound to think of creative ways to be!

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5 comments:

  1. They are beautiful Aleta....I bet they had fun making then too....double bonus ♥Jo

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  2. what a fun activity, i look after some little boys who would love this!

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  3. That looks fun, and I like the outcome, very natural and beautiful :)

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  4. Gosh, what a great idea, thanks for the inspiration! Those cards turned out so pretty!

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  5. We love this activity too. May daughter finds the hammer a little unwieldy so prefers a smooth stone for her pounding device but we get the same beautiful results. Such fun!

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