Stocking Up: Pressed Flowers

Stocking Up: Pressed Flowers

During a play date I decided to leave a few baskets and child size scissors out as an invitation to the girls and their guest, to gather flowers from our garden. As they emerged from their dramatic play (fully adorned in princess attire – fairy wings and all) and discovered the empty baskets just waiting to be filled with flowers – they were happy to oblige. It was quite a lovely scene in our front yard – three fairy princesses floating about with baskets full of freshly picked flowers.

Every summer we love to replenish our supply of pressed flowers. This year was especially fun because the girls knew the names of most of the flowers in our garden. “I think we need more Catmint…”

Materials & Resources
Pressed Flower Cards by Mom in Madison (via The Crafty Crow)
Wax Paper Notecards by Crafty Chica
Pressed Flower Gift Tags and Stickers by Martha Stewart
Make a Portable Flower Press by 5 Orange Potatoes
Pressing Flowers with Wax Paper (video) on Meta Cafe



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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