>#234: Press Flowers

>Take a look around outside, are there any flowers still blooming? If you live in the southern hemisphere (south of the equator), are there are first flowers of spring yet?

Pick a few flowers you would like to keep. Place them between two pieces of newspaper. Put a flat, heavy object like a big book on top of the paper until the flowers are dry (a day or two). The book will press the flowers flat as they dry.

Above are Fireweed and Clover, saved from our northern trip this summer.

Once dry, glue your pressed flowers onto a memory box, a homemade card or simply admire them.

Make this a family activity: Take everyone outside to collect flowers for pressing.

This activity promotes an awareness of nature.

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