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Picture (plant) Perfect

Natural Tips
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Extend your walk in nature by creating a plant table together. 

Follow our tips to make a nature masterpiece - great, creative fun for the whole family.

Admire the results!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

  • Dried leaves and flowers collected at the park, in the garden or on the balcony
  • A nice frame - don’t be afraid to recycle a frame you already have at home
  • Child-friendly glue

Make sure your frame is the right size for your assortment of plants.

If you want to create a piece with a glass background, either use an herbarium frame or find two identical glass panes and create a frame using a glass pane on either side.

Or paper / cardboard if you want a coloured background.

1. The harvest

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Some tips on which plants to choose:

  • Take care to have a variety of sizes that complement each other. Also, ensure you have a good balance between flowers and leaves.

  • Make sure you choose different colours for a vibrant mix.

Top Tip: keep as much of the stem as possible! The stems will be helpful when assembling the picture

2. Select and dry

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Lay the flowers side by side between two sheets of paper (newspaper or blotting paper). Use an object (e.g. a pile of books) to weight down and press the plants.

Let dry it for a few days – ideally, 7 days!.

3. Frame the picture

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When they have dried, arrange the leaves and flowers as desired between the two panes or attach them to a piece of paper with small blobs of glue. You can also use some double-sided scrapbooking tape to add some stickers and drawings.

Close the frame.

4. Admire the result !  

 

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Why not organize an exhibition, complete with a few of your child's drawings? Another activity to do with your child which brings the whole household together for a moment of shared fun!

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