Fall Is Fast – Do This Today!

Before it snows on us, I have a fall craft for you all.  It’s a two part-er, so today is a good day to gather up the leaves you will need for later this week.  I got this one from ABC Teach.

Autumn Leaf Suncatchers

Materials Needed:

  • wax paper
  • colorful dry leaves
  • old crayons or colored candles
  • yarn or ribbon
  • iron
  • scissors

Directions:

Pick out several different colorful leaves and press between the pages of a book or magazine to flatten for a day or two.

When flattened out, place leaves on the waxed side of a piece of wax paper. Shave bits of crayon or colored candle (adult supervision needed to make crayon shavings) over the leaves and wax paper.

Cover with another sheet of wax paper, waxed side down. Set iron on low setting, place an old cloth on ironing board or table to protect it. (Adult supervision for ironing)
Carefully iron the wax paper for a few seconds until all the wax is melted. Let cool.

Cut out shapes and hang them individually with a piece of ribbon or yarn in a window as sun catchers or make a mobile using a hanger.

I remember doing this as a kid, although back then we were probably allowed to shave the crayons with a switchblade and use the iron ourselves.  That was before bike helmets, anti-bacterial soap, and the like.  This is an oldie but a goodie. Like me 🙂

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1 Comment

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One response to “Fall Is Fast – Do This Today!

  1. I love this craft- I remember doing it as a child too. I’ve never done it with my kids and that’s going to change pronto! Thanks for the reminder!

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