Capture the essence of springtime with a pretty pressed flower keepsake! Investigating the blooming beauties around her is a great opportunity for your child to dive into some flower science, and this fine motor skill-boosting activity encourages reading, too. Best of all, these bookmarks adorned with flowers native to your neighborhood make especially simple, inexpensive gifts for family or friends.
It's best to collect flowers on sunny days, when they are free from any dampness. Go on a nearby hike or walk around your neighborhood to look for colorful flowers and interesting plants that catch her eye. Just be sure that the area allows picking flowers, or that she asks the owner of the residence for permission.
What You Need:
- Flowers (several of the same type)
- Large hardcover book (such as an encyclopedia or dictionary)
- Sheet of card stock (a color that looks good with chosen flowers)
- Glue stick
- Contact paper for laminating