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Make Your Own Plant Press (Included in Rainforest: Maps, Mural, Minimuseum)

Grade Levels
1st - 8th, Homeschool
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This item is included in A Rainforest Rendezvous--Maps, Mural, Mini Museum.

Have a volunteer or your students make a sturdy plant press for your classroom--or make one yourself! They are made of pine shelving, bolts, washers, wing nuts, and cardboard. Your students can press leaves, flowers, and bugs (dead ones, of course) for multiple purposes, such as

>making study cards--mount the pressed item on cover stock and laminate--you'll have center items that will last a career (and are MUCH less expensive than items purchased from a science supply store)

>making microscope slides--pressed plant and animal parts are easy to view using magnifying lenses and microscopes

>making art projects--arrange pressed items between sheets of waxed paper or clear contact paper to make beautiful window hangers or book covers

>making stationary--glue and/or laminate pressed leaves and flowers on cover stock to make Mother's Day cards

>creating displays of natural resources of native people, colonial times, the mountains, river banks, etc.

>making matching and sorting games--for example,

--sets of items such as leaves from the same tree during different seasons
--match the front side of a leaf to its backside
--sort leaves by type

Specific, step-by-step directions are included so that students, as well as adults, will be able to make these lovely tools. The cover image is included in Word format so that it may be resized to fit smaller presses (the standard image will fit 8"-10" boards).

This item is included in Rainforest Rendezvous--Maps, Mural, Mini Museum.

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