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Published on 08.04.20 in Craft

Leaf bashing aka Hapa zome

Leaf bashing - a fun activity for home or at your outdoor setting.

Leaf bashing, also known as Hapa Zome, is the process of creating natural prints by beating fresh leaf matter into cloth.

Leaf bashing is an activity you can do in any outdoor space, however big or small. You can even do it inside with natural materials you have collected while outside - but we'd encourage you to do it outdoors if you can.

Leaf bashing - how to - video

Hapa zome on the Outdoor Hub

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Hapa zome- leaf-bashing

A simple children's craft activity using a hammer to create amazing leaf prints on cloth.

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Hapa zome decorations

Create natural prints on wooden discs using a hammer! A great little activity for young children who love bashing with hammers!

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Leaf bashing in the Muddy Faces shop

Our one stop shop has a diverse selection of practical, educational and inspiring products for all your forest school, outdoor play and learning requirements.

Leaf Print Set

£16.99 exVAT

Everything you need to get gong with your hapa zome project: hammer, half round board, 30 x mini bunting pieces, 96cm sq calico piece.

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From: £2.49 exVAT

Bash directly on to discs to create pendants. Use a palm drill to make a hole so you can hang them. Various sizes, come in bundles of 10 or 50. Pre-drilled discs also available.

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£0.00 exVAT

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Leaf Print Set - Class Sized

£73.99 exVAT

This set provides enough resources for a class to partake in Hapa Zome.

Hapa Zome is a fun and effective natural colour extraction technique that appeals to all ages and abilities.

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