Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam
Invitation to Explore Pressed Flowers on the Light Table
Flowers make everything better. Signs of spring are starting to bloom and a great way to explore the parts of a flower is on the light table.
To create these translucent pressed flowers you will need flowers, laminating sheets, and a laminating machine. Flatten the flowers as much as possible, place in the sheets, and laminate.
Next place a magnifying glass and pressed flowers on the light table and let the child examine all the beautiful parts.
Adding the @guidecraft_official light table to this experience is an excellent resource for sensory input. Children are often calmed by the glow of the table and the visual stimulation enhances their experience as they explore. Since children are hard wired for observation magnifying glasses help a child get up close and personal with elements of nature which makes them pay attention to detail even more.