Stocking Up: Pressed Flowers

August 5, 2009

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

 

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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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