I love the colors of fall!
I am always amazed by the different colors in the leaves. I love how some leaves change their colors all at once, while others loose their colors bit by bit making them polka dotted or striped.
It's still early fall here and we are just getting the cooler temperatures back, but colorful leaves have been floating around for quite some time now. It's hard to walk by and not pick up one, or several, of those beautiful leaves to save. But, what to do with all of those leaves!
In the past we have preserved some of our leaves with wax paper which was fun, but it also involves an iron. This year we decided to do something a little different...
Here's what you'll need to make one of your own...
(Scissors, ribbon, contact paper, embroidery hoop, twine, a handful of leaves.)
Cut contact paper to size. 1) Peel the backing off, lay down on work surface with sticky side up, place inside part of embroidery hoop on top. 2) Press leaves onto the contact paper, with front sides down. 3) Cut another piece of contact paper and place on top, sandwiching the leaves. 4) press contact paper firmly together, smoothing out as you go. Push tightly against the hoop and around the outside edges as well.
Add the outer part of the hoop to front of your inside hoop. Tighten screw...
And there you have it...a beautiful way to keep some of those colorful falling leaves... I took this project and it's supplies with me to Henry's preschool and each child had a chance to make their own suncatcher... They turned out beautifully didn't they?! They were each so happy to see how beautiful their finished projects were. Check out some of our other preschool projects here.
And, as I always say...it was so much fun being in the classroom and creating with the kiddos. Most of them are so used to me by now, as many are returning students. I love to see how each child approaches the project and listen to them chatting and asking questions. After the craft was completed Henry came over and exclaimed "It's so beautiful!" and then gave me a hug. So, yeah, that's always nice too!
Have a great day!