Nature Art

Do you remember making press flowers? I do. It was a successful way of keeping prom flowers alive. We did our version of press flowers using a laminating machine. After all, it's 2017 and it's difficult to wait 5 days for flowers to dry. ;) Here's what we did: 

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On Monday or at least three days before working on the art activity, pass out a plastic or paper bag along with this free and printable note. 

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Once you have all your treasures collected, deconstruct the petals and leaves. Take this laminating sheet, open it up, and start designing on one side. In the meantime, warm-up your laminating machine.

Okay. This is where I rant and rave over this machine. I am IN LOVE with it. This machine is my hero, my BFF, my co-pilot. Okay. Perhaps I'm exhagerating a little bit, but this machine is awesome. It is reliable (it was able to laminate over 200 times + counting.) It is inexpensive. It does excellent work. (My laminated projects are still in-tact despite 180 days of prospective uses by 5-7 YOs.) And it's portable. (We still have a laminating machine at my school and it's a dinosaur. A large one. It still sits in the teacher's lounge taking a quarter of the space.)  

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Once finished, fold over the sheet and head to your laminating machine.

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Slowly insert it into the machine and watch it do its magic of laminating.

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TA DA! Press flowers in less than a minute. You could even use popsicle or craft sticks to frame these beautiful pieces of nature from nature. Enjoy!

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