Make Flower Coasters
Summer is a great time for kids to Make Flower Coasters from real flowers. There are so many beautiful flowers to choose from both in the garden and in nature. Have the kids collect their favorites and learn their names as they make them a permanent display.
Trivia: Good types of flowers for pressing are blooms that tend to lay flat and hold their color during the pressing process. The Pansy is a good example.
Clear contact paper
Color duct tape
First, we found some really pretty flowers and pressed them between some big books for a few weeks or so. (You probably don’t have to press them for so long…we just forgot about them…LOL…until a few days ago!) Anyhow, we cut the foam into a 4.5 inch squares.
Next we placed a flower on each foam square. Then we covered the square (with the flower on it) with the contact paper. Next, trim off the excess contact paper.
Finally, tape each side of the foam square with duct tape by wrapping the excess on the back side.
I am a Christian wife and home-schooling mama striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman! I am blessed with 5 kids, including one princess and two sets of twin boys! In my "spare" time I enjoy scrapbooking, though blogging seems to be taking its place. I currently have three main blogs. This is my family/homeschool/craft/everything blog. The Homeschool Resource List is a collection of all the free online resources that I have found for homeschoolers. The "Brown Like Me" Book Review is a collection of books featuring "brown" characters. I also write for Totally Tots, which is a blog dedicated to those with toddlers.