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The Interplay Instant Flower Press (RRP £9.99) claims to press flowers and plants in seconds, so we were keen to put it through its paces! The flower press is really easy to use and Ellie (11) is able to use it independently, although Evie and Jenson needed a little help with the hinge pins, though. It works by heating the press in the microwave, alongside 1/2 a cup of water so for younger children it is recommended that an adult helps!
We now have quite a collection of flowers, as Ellie has been collecting them for birthday cards and gifts. WE also made this awesome DIY Clay Tic Tac Toe. So, do you want to see the flower press in action? Watch the video to see just how easy it was...
To make your own tic tac toe you will need:
1 cup cornflour (plus a little extra for dusting)1/2 cup PVA glue
Cookie cutter (larger than your largest flower head)
5 buttercup heads
5 daisy's (preferably with the stem)
Interplay Instant Flower Press
Mix together the cornflour and PVA. Work the two ingredients together until it comes together, this could take some time! Dust a work surface with some cornflour and roll the clay out flat. Use the cutter to cut out circles and lay the clay circles onto a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper.
Push the dried pressed flowers into the centre of each clay disc and leave them to dry out overnight.
Once the discs have dried coat them with some Modge Podge and leave to dry, your Tic Tac Toe game is now ready to play.