Sunday, November 16, 2008

Goodbye leaves

The past few days have been windy and cold here...ahhhh winter! We have been watching the leaves fall and blow through the air with each passing gust of wind. Like many, we have been preparing Thanksgiving day plans and pulling out Christmas decor. Oh how I love the holidays!

I can never seem to find time to do all the little crafty holiday things I would like, but I always make something. This year I think I will introduce Roxanne to the art of wax leaves. She is fascinated with the leaves all over the ground and amazed at the bare trees. This is the first time she has ever taken note to the change of the seasons.

If you have never done this craft before, it's quite simple and you can even make sheets for wrapping gifts. You simply get a roll of wax paper, pull and cut off a sheet to your desired length. Then, repeat so that you have two sheets of wax paper, equal in length. Gather leaves of all sorts. Arrange the leaves on one sheet of your wax paper. Place the other sheet of wax paper on top of the leaves, making a "leaf sandwich". Turn your iron to it's lowest setting, use a thin cloth to cover the wax paper and press. The heat from the iron will melt the wax paper together with the leaves inside!

1 comment:

Cheri said...

That's a good idea. You should see our yard. You can barely see that we have a driveway, there is so many leaves!! We have so many trees, Russell waits until all the leaves fall, then he rakes! So, we have enough leaves to make wrapping paper for the entire family!! That will be a good project for Dylan today, while Maddox sleeps. Thanks! Talk to you later!