Leaf & Flower Press Activity Kit
- Make your own Leaf or Flower Press
- Everything needed to assemble 25 or 100 projects
- Includes activity guide
- Ages 4 and up
- No tools required
Did you know that leaf and flower pressing began thousands of years ago? There is evidence of pressed botanicals going as far back as prehistoric man and in Egyptian Tombs. Flower pressing was very popular during the Victorian era over 150 years ago when elaborate pressed collections became known as “the language of flowers”. Giving and receiving pressed leaves and flowers as gifts was so meaningful, they considered it to be almost like its own language. Pressing plants is a truly wonderful connection of science and art.
Our Leaf & Flower Press Activity Kit makes it so easy (and fun!) to learn about plants. Pressing leaves and flowers allows children to: gain a better understanding of plant structures, appreciate the diversity of plants in their local area, and learn plant identification skills.
Each child makes and takes home their own press! Simply glue together the custom die-cut pieces. Next, take a nature walk and collect leaves or flowers to preserve. Place the leaf or flower into the 5” x 5” press, then tighten the plastic screws to apply the pressure needed to press the specimen (no tools required). After about 3 weeks, your leaf or flower will be beautifully preserved!
Our Nature-Watch Activity Guide provides everything instructors need to teach about leaf & flower pressing. It also includes easy to follow directions. Great for kids ages 4 and up.