Sunday, December 2, 2018

Fall Placemat Craft!

One day on our way home from school Ella really started to notice the leaves on the ground and how pretty they were. She wanted to pick them fact I think she might have picked them all if she could have. 

Future leaf raker business maybe??? 

I had remembered making this craft when I was younger so I thought it would be fun to make with Ella. All we needed was some wax paper, color crayons, a cheese grater and an iron. 

Ella was having fun picking out exactly which ones she wanted to use. 

So many pretty colors! 

Once she had the leaves arranged the way she wanted them on the piece of wax paper, I had her pick a color crayon and I grated some of the crayon all over. Then we put another piece of wax paper on top and ironed it together. Because of the heat it melts the crayon all over the leaves.  

She was so exited she had me email her picture to her teacher. 

She also had enough leaves left over so Zeke could make his own fall placemat too. 

Sadly I think we were supposed to dry the leaves first so they got all wet and gross and we had to throw them away. The kids did get to use them for a couple weeks so that was good.