Memories of a nature walk – Pressed Leaves

leave collage with copyright
Before the summer temperature gets too hot, how about a nature walk? We took our campers at the FunLab Summer Camp through the neighborhood park looking at all the different types of plants and leaves. Back at the workshop center, we pressed them into air dry clay in order to transform our afternoon at the park into a memory that could be taken home!

You will need:
Air dry clay
Leaves
Watercolors

Let’s get started:
Step 1: Roll your clay into a ball. Flatten between two pieces of parchment paper.
ball clay

Step 2: Place a leaf over the clay and gently roll over with your rolling pin.
roll leaf with copyright

Step 3: The leaf should be rolled into the clay.
leaf in clay copyright

Step 4: Remove the leaf from the clay and let dry.
leaf + press with copyright

Step 5: In order to see the veins in the leaves paint with watercolors.
painted leaf with copyright

Add a magnet and you can hang your pressed leaf on the refrigerator!

have fun
alison