Spring is a good time to make a DIY Flower press from recycled materials as wildflowers are in bloom! May’s theme for Nature Book Club is wildflowers but we also have a HUGE resource post all about parts of a flower from a few years ago!
One thing I have come to appreciate about having four children over a decade is that the younger ones haven’t done everything that the big kids have. This means that I get to relive and share activities over again. This is especially fun for me and nature activities.
Lil’ Red loves nature and looking at our flowers both cultivated and wildflowers. He is more then happy to collect flowers or leaves for homemade medicine. It just occurred to me that he had never pressed leaves or flowers. Since he is my hands-on learner I knew he would enjoy this activity.
We own a couple of books about wildflowers that are fun to use to identify plants that we do not know. One called Spring Wildflowers of Ohio is free from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and can be viewed online or saved as a pdf! You can also check out the Wildflower Bloom report for Ohio.