Pressed Flower Card

Materials

  • Heavy paper
  • Glue
  • Tweezers
  • Pressed flowers
  • Felt tips
  • Ruler
Directions
  1. Collect flowers from your yard, park, forest, roadside, or neighborhood. Make sure you only take a few and never take a flower if there is only one in the ground.
  2. Flowers that are small and delicate work best because they press flat. Some of the prettiest ones are wildflower weeds!
  3. Once you collect your flowers, press them between heavy books (save old phone books for this), then give the flowers a few days to press and dry out.
  4. Design your card (you may want to make a few at a time).
  5. Look at poetry books to get ideas of what to write inside.
  6. When you are ready to glue the flowers to the card, use the tweezers to take one flower at a time out of the books.
  7. Put glue on the card where the flower will go.
  8. Place the flower on the card using the tweezers.
  9. Then put a clean cloth over the top and delicately press the flower down.
  10. Continue adding flowers until you like the design.
Note: You can also glue pressed flowers to candles and glass vases and coat with a clear acrylic.

From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


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