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Make a Picture of Spring Using Flower Petal Dyes

Make a Picture of Spring Using Flower Petal Dyes

This is an activity that you can do with your kids with the seasonal flowers you find around the neighborhood. I came across the idea for flower pounding from a book at the library on using natural plant dyes. Of course, when gathering flowers, you want to be discrete and follow the “forager’s law:” When you find your plant, don’t pick from it. Instead, pick from the third plant that you find. When you pick from a wild plant, try and ensure that it looks the same as when you first saw it. Just pick a few petals from the bottom of the flower and ones that look a bit worn. The color will still be rich enough for the dye to come through the fabric. If you think something is rare, don’t pick it; there are laws against picking rare plants. Nadja looks mischievous but I swear we followed the forager’s law to the letter. For this project, you really only need 10-15 petals in a range of colors,...

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