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assortment of pressed flowers

Workshop for Ages 7-10: Plant Press

Workshop Series for Ages 7 - 10

April 7, 2021

Spring has sprung!

In this live workshop, we'll celebrate the start of a new season by exploring ways to preserve the leaves and flowers that are beginning to appear. Together we’ll build a plant press, begin the process of pressing plants and explore ways to use the beautiful plants we press.

this workshop uses materials commonly found at home.

please have these items on hand:

  • cardboard *
  • absorbent paper like (non-glossy) newsprint or computer paper 
  • rubber bands
  • markers
  • fresh flowers and/or leaves* 
  • a heavy book 

*Pre-workshop Prep: Please have your cardboard and plant materials prepped in advance

  • cut cardboard into three 5"x5" squares of cardboard 
  • collect flowers and leaves--a neighborhood walk with an adult is a great way to gather plant materials 


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh believes that cost should never be a barrier to inspiring kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity. We offer a sliding ticket price model to accommodate all learners.

registration deadline is april 4, 2021. 

register here