It was high time to take down our colorful flowers mobile and get something more suiting the season up... I've had this project pinned for quite some time now, but haven't done it, mostly because it's a Martha Stewart project and well, let's be honest...often times her projects are a bit too involved for me.
This one wasn't. It was perfectly simple and easy. All you need is an old pot and wax. I dipped mine several times to get a nice even coating. It took me longer (as it usually does) to string them to my mobile sticks than the actual "crafting" itself.
They turned out beautifully... Violet and Henry enjoyed finding the leaves with me. They loved watching the wax melt from a solid chunk to a liquid. We turned the whole crafting project into a little mini lesson on why leaves change color and why they fall. We discussed the similarities between the leaves and the differences. We talked about the different parts of the leaves. They helped me count them so that we had an even amount for each mobile. And Violet helped me come up with a pretty order to hang them in... A perfectly simple and beautiful fall project. And a lovely update for our mobile sticks!
Have a great day!