Children love flowers, but sometimes they want them to last for longer than is truly realistic! These simple pressed flowers for children can withstand hours of play and are easy to make. You might also enjoy this spring blossom sensory activity.
How to Make Pressed Flowers with Children
When my daughter Emma was small, she loved to help me press flowers in dictionaries and other heavy books.
She would gently help me lay each flower inside a folded sheet of paper. We would then place the paper in a dictionary, leaving it there until the flower dried completely.
There was only one problem. Once the flowers were dry, she would pick them up. No matter how gentle she was, the flowers would fall apart, and then she would cry.
Because she didn’t want the fragile dried flowers to fall apart, we decided to laminate them. These days I would use my trusty laminator, but back then I didn’t have one. So we used packing tape, and it worked great! Clear contact paper makes another great laminating material. using some packing tape.
The laminated flowers were sturdy enough for Emma to play to her heart’s content without worrying about crushing them!
Note: you do want to make sure that the flowers are completely dry before laminating them, since otherwise they could mold.
Have you ever made pressed flowers with your children?
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