Making a Mushroom Spore Print

Get a Glimpse of the Mysterious World of Fungi!

Topic: Fungi, Life Cycles, Science | Type: Blended Outdoor and Indoor Learning

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Harvest mushroom caps found in your neighborhood to get a peek into the mysterious life of fungi. This simple demonstration brings spores to life for young scientists with “prints” created by the seemingly unseen spores captured overnight. Be sure to harvest safely and use discretion when determining which caps to collect.


  • Light Blue Construction Paper
  • Water
  • Collected Mushrooms


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