Make snap cards

Collect pairs of similar looking petals, flowers or leaves and use them to make a set of snap cards to play with.

Make cards for snap

What you'll need

  • Collecting bag

  • Petals, flowers and leaves from the garden

  • Newspapers

  • Heavy books

  • Thick card

  • Pencil and ruler

  • Scissors

  • PVA glue

What to do

  1. First you will need to press the petals and leaves you have collected. To do this open out some sheets of newspaper and on one side spread the leaves and petals so they are not touching each other. Close the other side of the paper over the top and place it somewhere flat with some heavy books on top of it.
  2. After a week, check on the petals and see if they are flat and ready to use.
  3. Count how many petals and leaves you have. You will need to cut out the same number of rectangles from the card.
  4. Ask a grown up to help cut out the rectangles for your cards.
  5. Lay out your cards and place one petal or leaf on each and stick them down with glue.

Get involved

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