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The perfect gift for your little naturalist! Children will love making a memory game all their own using the flower petals or leaves that they’ve dried themselves using this Baltic birch flower press. Just place petals/leaves between the layers of paper and cardboard, then with a firm tug wrap the wool cord back and forth using the hooks and finally anchor the cord on the knob (works easiest when placed on the edge of a table). This is a great exercise in motor planning (i.e. motor and perceptual problem solving).

When the flowers/leaves are dried, glue them to the set of cards to make pictures or patterns for your own personalized memory game. Don’t forget to make two of each pattern so you have a match! This craft is a fun way to practice fine motor skills with delicate placement and gluing. It also helps kids realize the basic shapes involved in images and gives them a playful opportunity to practice perceptual skills (e.g. identifying parts of an image in relation to the whole image), a skill needed for learning how to form letters and draw. Then playing the game helps build working memory and concentration.

Continue using the flower press for other activities as well, such as drying leaves for crayon rubbings, or making cards, collages, and bookmarks. The opportunities are only limited by imagination! Let your little one unleash his or her creativity!

This set includes a Baltic birch flower/leaf press with a wool tie that is embellished with a hand-felted wool leaf (the actual color of the leaf is more of an olive green tone compared to photos). The leaf press measures 6 inches x 6 inches and is sealed using all natural beeswax and jojoba oil. It also includes 6 pieces of 6 inch square cardboard and blotting paper, and 25 blank memory game cards that measure 2 ½ by 3 ½ inches.

This toy is recommended for children ages 6 and up. This toy is not intended for anyone who may be in danger by the use of string. As with all toys, children should be supervised during play.

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Please note IL residents will be charged 6.25% sales tax at check out.

Flower press craft kit to make your own memory game