Making Sand Dried Flowers Sand dried flowers are easily made using flowers and sand from the beach, rivers, streams or cliffs. Flowers can be replaced by other natural plants such as wheat, rice, oats, barley, and so on. The sun dried flowers can be used for cards, candles, dioramas, bouquets and sculptures.
Rice is grow in some environments and in others is available at the market or shops. Rice paste is easy to make and keeps in storage for a long time. Rice paste can be used with a variety of materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, chart paper, paper bags, and so on.
Pressed plants are easily made using fresh flowers, leaves or plants. Using heavy books, newspaper and heavy books dried plants can be easily created. The pressed plants can be used to decorate cards, notes, boxes, dioramas, mobiles and candles.
Paper is expensive and in short supply in many places. Recycling newspaper can provide specialty papers for making cards, writing notes on special occasions, and for invitations.
Paper Maché is available in craft shops. Paper Maché is also quick and easy to make. Paper Maché can be used to make geographical features such as mountains, hills, rocks and buildings for dioramas; masks for display and celebration; gift boxes, and models of animals.
There is soil everywhere – shades of brown, red, and black. This activity provides directions for making paint. After making the paint – try painting on different surfaces such as wood, stone, bark, newspaper or cardboard.
Clay is composed of very fine particles of soil which are suspended in water. It is found in natural deposits under the ground. Clay is found under layers of grass or topsoil. Clay is yellow, brown, red or gray. It can be found along stream beds, in filed and hillsides. Clay can be gathered and shaped into a variety of sizes, forms, and objects.