Preserved Fall Leaves
- Wax paper
- Dish towel
- Warm iron
- Fall leaves
- Give your kid a paper bag and head outside to collect fall leaves. Look for leaves of all shapes, colors and types.
- Once you have 5-10 leaves, head inside and plug in the iron (put it on the medium-warm setting).
- Have your kid carefully lay the leaves out on a sheet of wax paper, making sure that there is at least an inch of space between each leaf.
- Place another sheet of wax paper over the leaves.
- Cover wax paper with a dish towel.
- Use the iron to melt the wax paper around the leaves. You should apply firm pressure for 1-2 minutes over each leaf.
- Help your kid to trim the leaves (leaving about 1/4 inch of wax paper on the outside of each leaf)
- If the wax paper starts to lift off of one of the leaves, just reheat the iron and press firmly for 30 seconds.
- Glue preserved leaves onto cardstock to make cute cards to send to Grandma or whoever!