Thursday, October 7, 2010

Botanical Pillows

Great project this week: Botanical Pillows

We gathered beautiful colored flowers and leaves. 

The children chose the pieces they wanted and laid them down on top of the canvas pillow forms. (purchased from Discount School Supply)

They covered them with two layers of paper towels and then pounded them with a hammer or mallet until they could see the color seep through the paper towel. 

Then they looked at their work and chose where to place more botanicals.

After pounding, they scraped the mashed pieces into the garbage and we let the case dry over night.

The next day, they were able to grind dried lavender using a mortar and pestle, sprinkle this on the polyfill and fill their pillows as soft or as lightly as they wanted, so it was “just right” as Baby Bear would say!

Pillows that look like a garden and smell like one, too!  

1 comment:

  1. How fun! What a creative way to incorporate botanical elements with the canvas pillows! Thanks so much for the Discount School Supply mention, too.
    -Laurel from Discount School Supply