Pressing Flowers

This morning we went for a walk and collected some wild flowers and herbs. The herbs we hung up to dry so we can use them in cooking. We only picked a few flowers. Wild flowers don’t live very long after they have been picked and so we decided to press them. 

This is what we did:  

  • First we cut them stems so they would fit onto a piece of kitchen paper.
  • Then we carefully placed eCh flower onto the paper and covered with a second piece. 
  • Then we put the sheets of flowers inside a thick telephone directory. But any large heavy book will do. 
  • Lastly we piled more books on top. 
  • Now we will leave them to dry for two weeks. 


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