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Tweber Little Sprout's Flower Press

Tweber Little Sprout's Flower Press

Fall 2004 Toys
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Manufacturer: TWC of America, Inc.
Price: $17.00
Comprised of eight pieces of corrugated cardboard, sandwiched between rigid covers, the back cover is made of quarter inch plywood and the front cover is molded plastic. Flowers are pressed when two large-knob screws are tightened. The nylon handle should be installed before the covers are secured.

We took the flower press on a multi-family camping trip with a group of boys and girls aged 5-11. Prepared with activities for these budding naturalists, we sent the group to find and collect all the wildflowers they could. We identified them using a wildflower guidebook, then placed them in the press. After a few days, we had colorful, pressed and dried reminders of our trip.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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