Hapa zome Christmas trees

July 12, 2017

Use bashed leaf prints to create Christmas tree decorations.

Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: winter

Tags: bunting, Christmas, decoration, hammer, hapa zome, leaf, leaves, natural materials, print, textiles, tools, wooden disc

Category: art & creating tool use & traditional crafts


Make sure you have a firm flat base to hammer on to.
See our hapa zome and hapa zome – wooden decorations posts for more detailed instructions.

Step 1

Place the frond or leaf onto the piece of wood you want to print  on to.

Fern leaves lying on a plain wooden disc

Step 2

Cover it with a piece of fabric and gently tap it with a hammer all over.

Step 3

Gently peel away the fabric to reveal your Christmas tree-shaped print.

hitting a piece of cloth with a hammer

Step 4

Use pens or paints to add a trunk, baubles and other decorations to make your tree look really Christmassy.

colouring in a wooden disc tree