Thursday, October 11, 2012

Making Wax Paper Fall Leaves

This week we had some fun with a little fall project: leaves made from crayon shavings on wax paper.  I found the idea via Pinterest on this blog.  However, I thought I'd do my own post on our experience and show you more of the process with more photos.

First I had the boys flip through this leaf book and look at our own trees and choose colors from our box of crayons that match the colors of the fall leaves.
Remove the wrappers on the crayons.

Lay out a piece of wax paper and scrape some crayon shavings in red, yellow, and orange.  Sammy wanted a little blue and green as well!

Cover your ironing board with a towel and lay the wax paper on top. Use a knife to reign in the shavings.

Lay another piece of wax paper on top of the shavings.

Put a paper towel on top of the wax paper to protect your iron.

Using a low temperature, iron your paper.  Press and keep moving. Add more paper towels if it begins to bleed through.

Check it periodically to see how much it is melting.

Use a butter knife if you need to blend and spread the wax more.

Finished wax paper sheet

Find some leaves outside and trace them on the wax paper.

Cut out your leaves


1 comment:

  1. This is cute. When I was little, my mom would take us outside to collect leaves we liked, then would iron the leaves between the wax paper. We would use the art as wax paper placemats all fall, then make new ones the next year!



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