Pressing Flowers

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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

Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

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