Do you like pumpkins? I like pumpkins very much. Now you must be thinking of pumpkin pies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin puddings, etc. When you cook pumpkins, I guess that you throw away the seeds. But don’t throw them away. Today I would like to show you how to make a beautiful flower from pumpkin seeds.
Instead of plastic beads in the center, you can substitute them with buttons, clay, crumpled cloth etc. The size of the round-shaped paper and the degree of the cone will differ, depending on the size of the seeds, the number of layers, and the shape of the flower that you want. A two-layered flower requires a larger round-shaped paper than a one-layered one. If you want to make a flower in full bloom, you need a flatter cone than one that makes a flower halfway in bloom. You can also try with other kinds of seeds. Below is a flower made from sunflower seeds. Why don’t you create different kinds of flowers with different kinds of seeds available in your village? The sky is the limit with the creativity you come up with. Let’s BEAR!
From No.1 to No.4 of “Let’s BEAR!,” the members of the Art Center Maple in Nambu, Aomori, Japan, taught me how to make those dried plant ornaments. Thank you very much!
“We are (Be) Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!”
(The Art Center Maple, Nambu, Aomori, Japan)