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Dried Flowers

Drying flowers is a wonderful way for your child to enjoy their beauty all year long.

Materials
  • Variety of flowers Florist's foam (optional)
  • Rubber bands or string Vase or pot
  • Coat hangers

Directions

  1. Choose a variety of flowers to dry. Some flowers that dry well are baby's breath, thistles, roses, strawflowers, statice, dahlias, black-eyed Susans, and poppies.
  2. Use rubber bands or string to tie flower stems together in groups of five.
  3. Tie the bunches by their stems to coat hangers. Be sure the bunches don?t touch each other.
  4. Hang the coat hangers in a closet or in a dark, dry, well-ventilated room.
  5. The darkness prevents the flowers from fading, and the dryness and ventilation prevent the growth of mildew.
  6. After about two weeks, the flowers should be dry.
  7. If you like, place a piece of florist's foam in a vase or pot to help hold the flowers in place.
  8. Arrange the flowers however you wish.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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