Flower pressing activity to do with the kids

Pick some pretty flowers and leaves from your garden.

Leave them to dry out, ideally hang them upside down using a piece of string – you could hang them from a curtain rail.

When they have dried, place your flowers and leaves on a sheet of paper in the design that you would like. (If you like, you could draw a flowerpot or vase to make it look like you have a bouquet)

Place the sheet of paper with the flowers on in the middle of a big book and close very carefully.

Place a weight on top of the book to fully press the flowers – this could be another book or a brick.

The difficult bit is waiting! You will have to wait around two to four weeks for the flowers to completely flatten.

Once the time is up, you’ll have a lovely pressed flower picture.

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