Q-Kids: Flower Press

My kids pick a lot of flowers. Flowers destined to die before we can finish our walk and get them into water. It’s not that bad until the kids realize their handful of wonderful beauty is wilted and faded.

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul. – Luther Burbank

So when one of them received a flower press for a birthday present I wasted no time in showing them how things worked. They already had picking the flowers down to a tee. Then we laid them out between paper and cardboard considering how they would look when flat. This is a fun lesson in learning between 3D and 2D if you explain it.

We tightened the press and waited for a week. If you don’t have the flower press you could easily use a stack of books. Be careful if you place the flowers inside the book you risk staining the book. So I recommend using cardboard and heavy paper to keep your books safe.

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.- Zen Shin

Now that we have some flowers flattened out we can use them in different crafts and collages. You can even frame these pretty flowers for longer lasting beauty. What would you make?

Happy Questing!

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