Flower Press Kit
Awaken a love for nature and the outdoors with this beautifully designed flower press from Envirokid.
9 in stock
Flower press DIY kit includes:
- Flower pressing instructions
- 2 x wooden press plates
- 4 x bolts and wing nuts
- 6 separator boards
- 12 printed paper sheets
- Pressed flower fairy garden book
- Leather string for binding book
Warning: Not recommended for children under 3 due to small parts.
Why we think our Envirokid flower press makes the best kids gift
All our Envirokid toys aim to keep children entertained in a wholesome way. We love the outdoors and our children’s gifts aim to keep children busy, full of wonder and away from too much technology.
These toys are most popular with kids because children love to explore the world around them, their little inquisitive minds want to know all the why’s and how’s.
Not only can they create beautiful artworks but this will give them the opportunity to learn the names of different flowers and be on the lookout for new interesting and colourful flowers to put in their press. Once their flowers are pressed and dried they can either stick them in their special flower fairy garden book or display them in a Perspex pressed flower frame.
Pressed flower art
Pressed flower art consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. It has long been practised as an art form in China and in Japan, where it is known as oshibana. Outside of Asia, the art gained popularity in Britain during the Victorian era and experienced a revival from the 1970s to the early 2000s.
Pressing flowers makes them appear flat, and there is often a change in color, ranging from faded colors to a greater intensity of vibrant colors. The pressed flowers and leaves can be used in a variety of craft projects. They are often mounted on special paper, such as handmade paper, Ingres paper, Japanese paper, or paper decorated by marbling. Each leaf and flower is glued onto a precise location. With a creative approach to the use of materials, a leaf becomes a tree and petals form mountains.
Washes of watercolor painting are sometimes applied to the backing paper before the pressed material is attached. Pressed material may also be mounted on fabrics, such as velvet, silk, linen or cotton.