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Getting crafty with mushroom spore prints

As you know, we love mushrooms here at HOMEGROWN.org, so this craft project is absolutely irresistible! Must.try.this!!

From Resurrection Fern via the Craftzine.com blog

The idea is to collect some fresh mushrooms, cut off the stem and then lay them on a darkly colored paper. If they dry out they won’t release their spores so it is wise to cover the page with a bowl of some sort. It can take hours to about a day to see a spore pattern emerge. Best not to disturb it too much or the pattern will be much less distinctive.

Mushroom spore printing

Have you foraged any mushrooms yet this year?

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