Children pick flowers. This year we planted wildflowers in abundance just for picking. Once picked, they are either left on a table or shelf, discarded on the floor or abandoned to wilt in a pocket. I picked up the Keycraft flower press to encourage a different approach to flower picking – first to turn it into an educational experience – known what you are picking and if it’s a good idea to collect – and secondly, press and save the flowers for future craft activities.
Retailer: Amazon +
Price: ± £5 – 8
Delivery costs: Free Delivery
“Keycraft was established in 1975 and is still driven by the same ownership and values which reflects the uncompromised level of customer care we have today. We started as the pocket money toy supplier to the high street gift shops in a localized area. We have now progressed to supply a vast customer base, from the tourist attractions to the high street market, and from the individual retailer to the distribution centres of the large multi-chain organizations.”*
- Target age range: Children
- Target gender: Female
- Optimized for either left or right-handed users
Environment & People
It’s a budget item that is well-made and durable. A cost-effective choice.
Product dimensions: 16cm x 16cm x 5cm
Item Weight: 127 g
Colour: Ladybird design
Easy to use
Suitable for age 3+
This is a beautifully decorated press with easy turn knobs and durable, wooden screws that has provided many hours of entertainment, fun and education. It’s a great way to get kids outside, engaged in a low/no tech activity and we’ve combined it with card making and wildflower scrapbooking that also provides the opportunity to research, write things down and learn a bit more about the beautiful flowers that grow all around us.
It isn’t just for kids, it’s a good size for most flowers and would make a great gift for anyone with an interest in paper craft and arts. Recommended.
The review is based on the Keycraft Wooden Ladybird Flower Press. Read more about Ergohacks’ eco and access icons used in reviews. This article was first published on 12 September 2016.