Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Pretty Dried Flower Placemat

by Jane (follow)
5 to 10s (610)      Under 5s (587)      Any Age (402)      Over 10s (381)      Medium (241)      Flowers (32)      Placemat (3)      Lamination (2)      Mothers Day present ideas (1)     


dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Finished placemat


This is a fun project to make a pretty dried flower placemat. It could make an ideal Mother's Day present. Older children will manage this easily on their own but younger children will need help from an adult with the lamination process. It takes a week or so to dry the flowers so you'll also need to plan in advance and be patient.

Time: 20 minutes plus 1 week drying time
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Flowers
Newspaper or old paper
Kitchen roll
Laminator and A4 laminating pouch
One sheet coloured paper
Large book or heavy weight

Method
Pick some pretty flowers from the garden (ask an adult first which ones are okay to collect). As colours may turn brown when the flowers are dried, look for interesting petal shapes. We discovered that fine flowers work better than ones with thick stems.



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Flowers ready to press


Lay out a sheet of newspaper or old paper then put a sheet of kitchen roll on top. Arrange the flowers on the kitchen roll then put another piece of kitchen roll then another sheet of newspaper or old paper on top and press gently



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Lay out the flowers onto absorbent paper



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day


You can repeat with another layer of kitchen roll and flowers on top



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Keep going with more layers if you need


Finish with a final layer of paper then squash the pile carefully with a large heavy book or weight. We used a brick with a flat placemat underneath to spread the weight



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Squash down evenly with a heavy book or weight


Leave the flowers to dry for about a week and then carefully lift off the layers to reveal the dried flowers



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
One week later


Arrange a selection of flowers on a sheet of coloured paper and place carefully into a laminating pouch



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Flowers laid out and ready for the laminating pouch


Laminate in a laminating machine



dried flowers laminated placemat kids craft mothers day
Younger kids will love watching the lamination process


Your dried flower placemat is now ready to use. Please upload a picture your dried flower creation via the comments section - we'd love to see it!

If you liked this activity, try Pansy Petal Butterflies

Categories
#Flowers
#Placemat
#Mother's Day present ideas
#Under 5's
#5 to 10's
#Over 10's
#Any Age
#Medium
#Lamination
I like this Article - 8
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
Create a shell encrusted crown for a little mermaid - the perfect dress up accessory for a sea-t...
9 likes
Kids will love creating and using this spooky Halloween hand wash
12 likes
Reusable shopping bags are popular to cut down on plastic waste
13 likes
Have fun using scraps of interesting fabric and other materials to create a texture collage
10 likes
Here's how to make a superhero cape top
4 likes
Create your very own farmyard or jungle for a windowsill and watch the grass grow
7 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Scooters are loads of fun for kids of all ages, and are a really effective way to travel
1107 views
Create some crazy snail place cards to add a bit of fun to a party table
7 likes
Plane journeys with young children can be a daunting prospect
587 views
Salvage some old coat hooks and create your own upcycled coat rack for a hallway
13 likes
ID: 962
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Create a chunky underwater-themed necklace or decorations for the home
3 likes
These bookmarks are easy to make and most importantly are sure to stay in place
3 likes
A fun and cheap game to create for a hot day
6 likes
Similar to a snow globe, you can create your own flitter storm by giving this jar a good shake
8 likes
You will have the kids squealing with delight when you set up a balloon rocket! Best of all, you wil...
8 likes
Turn jelly into finger food! This is a fun activity for kids to do with an adult
3 likes
Using store-bought cardboard shapes, or ones you have made yourself, kids of all ages can have f...
3 likes
Inspirational quotes on a watercolour background seem to be everywhere right now
8 likes
Make this cute little fish with your little ones using items that can be found in most homes
3 likes
This is an awesome craft for every princesses who love the Beauty and the Beast
1 like
Categories
Under 5s (587)
Any Age (402)
Over 10s (381)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (871)
Medium (241)
Hard (37)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version