Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 287.

Craft projects are fun, especially if they involve nature. On the walk home from preschool today we stopped to climb a favorite tree and we noticed it's beautiful PINK (like HOT pink, yes!) leaves. It was gorgeous! So, we decided to collect some leaves to take home and do a project with.

I am grateful for crafts.

Dylan and Noah put the leaves on wax paper in their own designs while I shaved crayons with a fine grater. Then they sprinkled grated crayon over the paper however they liked. Lastly, we put another sheet of wax paper on top and I ironed the whole thing. Instant beauty! I wanted to hang them in our windows - they would be gorgeous there - but the kids want to give them to Grandma and Grandpa Cindy and Clark since we are eagerly anticipating a visit to Champaign this weekend. Guess we'll have to make some more to decorate our windows!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! There's nothing like spontaneous projects like that to stir up some fun! Take some pics of the masterpieces and post it to your rhodesfamily blog. I'd love to see how they turned out!