When I was approached by Little London Magazine to write a post for the Little London blog, I knew I wanted to write about an activity to get children exploring, enjoying and creating using nature’s treasure.
Come rain or shine, flowers are around us; in the woods, fields, walls, parks; if you look hard enough, you will be able to find them.
So, here it is, a lovely flower pressing project to do with your child, indoors or outdoors, toddlers all the way up to older children of any gender, with flowers from the florist or wild flowers around you.
Early last week, we set off into the woods and gathered lots of tiny flowers, the last bluebell we could find and the odd leaf then headed home to get our large flower press that we had bought from Hedgehog, a London based company, full of beautiful, practical and classic toys for children. We then set about arranging and pressing our flowers. If you don’t have a flower press, you can always use some kitchen roll and a large book to press them. We pressed our flowers creating lots of different arrangements.
Once we were sure that the flowers had dried out a few days later, we opened the press and saw the pressed flowers in all their beauty. Using a pair of tweezers, I carefully took the flowers off the press and put them to one side. With some glue and lots of imagination, we set about using our pressed flowers to make ‘fairy clothes’ on a simple sketch of a fairy.
This made the most wonderful keepsake of our adventure collecting flowers and my little girl loved dressing up a fairy. It doesn’t have to be a fairy of course, you could draw an elf, make a bookmark, frame the pressed arrangement in a photo frame, there are lots of keepsakes you can make.
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Hedgehog, London based company, full of beautiful, practical and classic toys for children.
- Large flower press, Traditional press for flowers and leaves, preserves natural keepsakes for ever.
- Coccoina Glue Stick, Solvent Free, non-messy glue.
This is a collaborative piece with Little London Magazine, to view the full blog post and find out more about Little London Magazine, visit Little London Magazine .