In order to do flower pounding you will need the tools shown above. I tried 3 types of paper. Copy paper did not work at all. Construction paper was better, but I found some high quality paper that worked best. As you can see I used a hammer, if you have a rubber mallet that is supposed to work best.
First I arranged the petals and flowers on the sticky side of my tape.
Then I covered the sticky side of my tape and flowers with paper that I cut to fit on the tape.
I put a book beneath the bookmark to reduce the noise and pounded up and down the white paper for 2 minutes.
The idea for this activity came from the book came from:
Gardening Projects for Kids by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher