Here’s another good reason to get a laminator! You can make your own leaf rubbing plates (Fauna discovered this when we were making the odd leaf out card game).
Simply laminate a pressed leaf, trim around the leaf, place the leaf backside-up and you’ve got yourself a leaf rubbing plate.
These plates work just as well as the ones you buy from the education stores! These are much cheaper and you can use any leaf from your yard or park.
Poke holes in the plates and add them to a book ring (love book rings) for safe keeping. Label the names of the leaves with a Sharpie to help learn leaf identification. They are so much prettier than those plastic plates!