Flower pressing activity

Pick some flowers that have fallen to the ground

One of the best sights in spring is foamy clouds of blossom on the trees. You might be lucky enough to have an apple or cherry tree in your garden but if not keep a look-out for one on your daily walk.

On a breezy spring day it’s great fun to stand under a cherry tree when the wind makes it fall like confetti at a wedding. And when everyone‘s finished pretending to be a bride, you can gather some of the fallen blossom and have a go at flower pressing.

When you get home simply place the petals between some sheets of kitchen roll and carefully put them inside a book. Pile some heavy books on top and leave them for a week or two until they’ve dried out. You and your kids can then use the pressed petals to make pretty pictures or patterns.

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