Pressing flowers and botanicals is a beautiful, meditative practice that can lead to fun experiments in art and science for any age or skill level. You can make timeless art, gathering inspiration from many sources online: https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/The-Art-of-Flower-Pressing . Pressed flowers are gorgeous when used to make a custom card. How special to gift a small piece of your own garden?! Other common uses for pressed flowers include resin jewelry, to decorate candles, picture frames, glass window hangers and so many others. Pressing flowers is also a great way to extend our short growing season here in Canada, allowing you to play with flowers deep into winter.
With pressing flowers you can begin to monitor the biodiversity around you by keeping a nature journal that includes pressed plants. Keep notes about how many plants each year, when they sprout, bloom, how healthy they are and/or what pollinators visit. Create a new connection with the landscape around you, and potentially contribute to citizen science databases with any of your unique findings! Here's a plant database you might consider checking out: https://www.naturewatch.ca/plantwatch/
Cedarwood was chosen for its beautiful scent and colour. The press is 18cm (L) x 11cm (W) x 6cm (H) cedarwood with stainless steel hardware and a branded logo on the top. Great for collections of little flowers for your projects. The plant press can extend to 10cm in height, so lots of room to stack and press!
You can separate your pressed flowers with layers of paper and cardboard, or purchase specialty pressing paper online. I've always had great results with simple materials, making this activity very accessible once you've got the press, which will last a lifetime and then some.