Pressing Flowers

flower pressAfter our flower dissecting exploration a few weeks ago, we put the remaining flowers we had collected into our leaf press. After waiting patiently, today we decided to unveil the flowers!

The girls were inspired by their beauty and it was a great opportunity to review the parts of the flower we discussed during the dissection. Now we have a wonderful supply of dried flowers that we will used for other playful learning experiences. We have already made sunprints and stationery (see below).

Materials & Resources

Instructions for Pressing Leaves, Flowers and Herbs
Pressed Flower Stationery by Martha Stewart
Flower Girls by Elsita

We used our pressed flowers to make…

and stationery


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.


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