This simple plant press fits well in curriculum explorations of healthy foods, life without refrigerators or freezers, humidity, and seasons.
Encourage families to help their children find safe, fallen leaves and flowers. What a great weekend activity.
Ask families to save corrugated cardboard. If necessary, cut pieces with a knife. Store the knife safely out of children’s reach.
Collect nonpoisonous fallen leaves and flowers such as dandelions or clover. Only with permission, pick flowers from gardens.
To make a plant press: On top of corrugated cardboard, layer two or three paper towels. Spread out leaves or flowers flat on the paper towels.
Place several sheets of newspaper on top of this stack. Write your name with Crayola® Washable Markers on the top.
Put heavy books or bricks on top of the plant press. Dry overnight. Change newspaper each day until the plant is dry.
To make a collage: Arrange dried plants on colorful construction paper in a pleasing design. Cut pieces with Crayola® Scissors. Glue them on with Crayola® School Glue. Add decorative details with markers.
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