Hammered Flowers

This is the perfect summer craft, even for those of you that may not be especially craft inclined, like myself.   And it’s fun for any age!

You’ll need:
Cardboard 
 (My husband just pulled apart a box.)
Thick Watercolor Paper 
 (That’s probably not the technical term.)
Masking Tape 
 (The wider the better.  We only had thin.)
A Hammer
(or two)

Flowers

First, send everyone on a flower hunt!  If you don’t have flowers, leaves work just as well, even weeds!

Next, tape the corners of a sheet of paper to a piece of cardboard.   Place flowers face down on paper and completely cover with tape.  Now hammer away!

Here’s a picture of my Mom helping Mase.  We forgot to tape the paper down this time, but it’s much safer for your digits if you remember this step.  Some kids may get a little crazy with the hammer.

Finally, carefully pull off the tape and behold your beautiful creation. 
Some flowers will work better than others.
We didn’t get so creative, but you could even make an eye-catching design out of the flowers. 
My mom learned to make hammered flowers from a man, who learned to make hammered flowers from a man, who makes and sells his hammered flowers for a living.  Our masterpieces are not for sale, as my daughter decided to decorate our aphid-infested plum tree with them. 
Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Appreciating my lovely artwork.

Comments

  1. m&msmommy says:

    What a neat idea! I don't have a creative/artistic/talented bone in my body and I THINK even I could do this (with the kids, of course! :))

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Texas Type A Mom says:

    That's such a creative craft! I'm one of those that aren't very crafty so this is perfect.

  3. GrumpyJaxMomOf3 says:

    Great idea!!

  4. wow I love this project idea!
    Thanks for sharing…
    and I like the display in the tree!

    (just hope no bats are in there, jk)

  5. Totally awesome idea! And a good stress reliever here as summer's getting close to finished!

  6. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

    What a fun and easy craft! We'll have to try that.

    Oh, and btw, roasted kale is really good – we have made that quite a few times ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul says:

    So cute! That would have been funny if you said, "if you don't have flowers, just take the neighbors" ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great idea!

  8. Mommy Inconsistent says:

    Finally my boys can play with hammers! Love this idea and will be doing it next week when they need to get some energy out!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Very cute-we will have to try this out!

  10. Mommy LaDy Club says:

    I love this idea! Would you mind if I put it on our CEO page and link to your post? I like to find recipes and activities from blogging friends, and highlight them there. This one is perfect and unique:)
    Courtney

  11. Mikailah says:

    Wow! That sounds like fun! I'm sure my nieces and nephews would like to do that!
    Have a blessed day!
    ~Mikailah~

  12. This is a great kiddie craft! I would need some flowers in my yard to do it, but I could see my kids loving this!

  13. Kids love to play wth things that they normally are not allowed to touch.

    What a creative and fun thing to do!! Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Mom of 12 says:

    At my house we love anything to do with hammers. My kids especially like to build things at Lowes.
    I'm sure they would love hammering flowers too.
    Sandy

  15. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    JDaniel would love getting to hammer plants! What fun!

  16. What a fun idea! My girls would love this, thanks =)

  17. This craft has all kinds of potential and fun!

  18. Love this and I'm sooooooo gonna do this with my kiddos next week. such a easy and fun sounding craft. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Jessica says:

    Interesting. Never seen this done before. Although I think I would be a little worried about my toddler carrying a hammer.

  20. Anonymous says:

    **Gasp** My kids would LOVE this! We are on the hunt tomorrow after church for flowers… or weeds.

    This is Brooke at Babblin' Brooke, by the way. I don't know why Blogger gives me such a hard time commenting… GRR!

    http://babblin-brooke.com

  21. Optimistic Mom says:

    Pretty interesting! I am not so creative when it comes to activities, but this seems pretty easy. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Now that looks like fun! And a little dangerous too! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are very pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. That looks like so much fun and I just might be able to pull that one off!

  24. I'm totally doing that!! what a fun project for my kids who love to pound on things anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Mercy D'souza says:

    I'll have to check out the rest of your blog when I have a little more time; so far I'm hooked and following. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's always great to find someone who understands where you are coming from as a mommy.

  26. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Help! Mama Remote... says:

    Cool a great way to get rid of some weeds! I love them on your bush & the flowers look lovely.

  28. By Word of Mouth Musings says:

    Artsy and easy – my fav combo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Love this! What an adorable post!

  30. What a fun idea!

  31. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    Great idea … but would I *totally* offend you and make you not want to be my friend anymore if I told you that the green one looks kinda like thrown-up peas?

    (Not that I would have *any* idea what spit up peas looked like … my kids always *LOVED* baby food peas!)

  32. How pretty! My kids would love this craft, especially since it involves hammers!

  33. momnextdoor says:

    My son doesn't know about this idea yet but he thanks you. He will LOVE. THIS. Great idea!

    The trick will be getting my daughter to use it on the paper and not on her brother.

  34. Stephanie says:

    This is SO COOL… we are definitely going to be doing this!

  35. Mother's Secret Home Recipe's says:

    What fun….great idea.

  36. Mother's Secret Home Recipe's says:

    Toooo creative…..

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