My girls love playing with grass seed heads because they stick to each other when they throw them like darts but … you can also use a grass seed head to make the most delightful and simple art work with very few additional materials and a little imagination.
When they’re green and fresh you can bend them slightly to make the bristles stand up and alter the natural state. Once they’ve dried you can then carefully break them apart into segments and create all kinds of wonderful beasties.
Add some googly eyes and you open up a whole new world of exotic birds and beast.
A splattering of paint turns them into fireworks, shooting stars …
Or you can just make a simple landscape.
They are quite delicate so if you create a masterpiece you want to keep, like this wonderful fish (or is it a bird?) then I would put it in a glass fronted box frame.
This was part of weekly craft hangout organised by Red Ted Art. The theme was Flowers and Leaves so I cheated a teeny bit by using a seed but I think I can get away with that as they are plants.
Watch the video below to get some more great craft ideas and then go visit the blogs for a more detailed description on how to make them.
With Thanks To
Kids Chaos – A bright and beautiful Andy Goldsworthy style flowers and leaves pavement collage
The Imagination Tree – Laminated Dried Flower Crown, Book Mark and Suncatcher (blog Post to Come)
Crystals Tiny Treasures – Cute pressed flower glass tile coasters
Me and My Shadow – Make your own watercolours using flowers (just brilliant)
Here Come The Girls – Cute pressed flower keepsake
Domestic Godessque – The cutest helicopter seed cards