The Japanese Art of Hapa Zome

A fun art activity which involves pounding plants to release their natural pigments into cloth.

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< 30 minutes


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What you need

  • Mallets, rolling pins or even just hand-sized rocks
  • Cotton fabric such as calico, cut up bed sheet or muslin. Kitchen roll also works.
  • Various leaves, berries and flowers.


  • Outdoors