Pressed Flower Card
- Heavy paper
- Pressed flowers
- Felt tips
- 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.
- Flowers that are small and delicate work best because they press flat. Some of the prettiest ones are wildflower weeds!
- 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.
- Design your card (you may want to make a few at a time).
- Look at poetry books to get ideas of what to write inside.
- 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.
- Put glue on the card where the flower will go.
- Place the flower on the card using the tweezers.
- Then put a clean cloth over the top and delicately press the flower down.
- Continue adding flowers until you like the design.
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.
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