Imprints materials

May 3, 2010

clay or
plasticene or
fimo
salt dough will work but not as well

objects from nature
for example: pine cones, feathers, rocks, twigs

newspaper


Imprints 1 Practice

May 3, 2010

Put a sheet of newspaper on your table or the clay will stick to the table


Flatten your clay
Squeeze the clay between your hands to form a disc


Press your objects in the clay to leave an impression
Press gently to leave a clear impression

Try different objects


Some objects may take up the whole piece of clay


Imprints 2 Pattern

May 3, 2010

Make a pattern with the objects

Squish up your clay and start again!


Try lots of different patterns


You can roll some objects and they will leave an interesting pattern


Don’t worry if some needles stick in the clay, they usually fall out when the clay dries

Squish up your clay and start again!


Imprints 3 final pattern

May 3, 2010

Use up all your clay (or about a fist sized lump)

Flatten you clay carefully
(optional- use a rolling pin or a dowel)
Make it smooth with your fingers

Make your favourite pattern with the objects

This is how fossils were made!


Imprints materials

May 2, 2010

clay or
plasticene or
fimo
salt dough will work but not as well

objects from nature
for example: pine cones, feathers, rocks, twigs

newspaper

optional
rolling pin or wooden dowel


Guidelines to collecting from nature

May 2, 2010

(Does and don’ts)

DON’T

don’t kill the trees or bushes

don’t break off branches

DO

do take branches that are already on the ground

do take grasses in the winter

do take pine cones, feathers