Things you will need:
- recycled paper tissue (toilet or kitchen)
- seeds e.g. wildflowers
- dried flower petals (optional)
- metal cooling rack
- water spray bottle
- rolling pin
Step 1. Tear off some sheets from the roll of tissue. Carefully tear the tissue into random shape pieces.
Step 2. When you have a pile of tissue pieces start laying them on the rack or mesh overlapping the edges. If you’ll be making the paper into a greetings card it’s a good idea to use the pieces with straight edges around the outside of your shape. When the layer is complete, spray water all over the tissue until completely soaked. A good idea is to stand the rack on a tray to catch the drips of water.
Step 3. Sprinkle the wet tissue with some seeds.
Step 4. Repeat with a second layer of tissue pieces, spray with water and sprinkle on more seeds.
Step 5. Continue to layer the tissue, water and seeds until you have done about 6-8 layers of tissue.
Step 6. Use a rolling pin to flatten the paper.
Step 7. The paper needs to dry – you can either leave it to dry naturally or leave it in an airing cupboard overnight.
Step 8. To make a greetings card from your seed paper, trim the edges and fold in half. If the paper is a bit crinkly you could ask an adult to iron it for you. Make sure they cover the paper with a cloth before placing the hot iron on top. Paint a Hey Duggee flower on the front.