Flower Press

Hello Reception,

Over the weekend on your walks, see if you can find any pretty wild flowers. Pick a few, take them home and give them a wash. Try this Flower Press and in a few weeks we will see if we can make a picture with them. Remember, only pick the wild flowers and always check with your adult first.

Flower Press

What you need:

Flowers

Cloth or kitchen towel

Heavy books

 

What to do:

  • Collect flowers from areas around your home (ensure you have permission to pick flowers)

 

  • Place two flowers flat on the kitchen towel. Ensure they do not touch as this can impact the pressing.

 

  • Cover flowers with another sheet of kitchen towel and press down with a heavy book.

 

  • Leave the flowers for 1 week under the book. It’s good to change the kitchen towel every couple days to drain the moisture.

 

  • After two weeks remove the books and you have pressed flowers.

 

  • Use these to decorate books, postcards or add to your scrapbook.

 

Good luck,

Mrs Slight