Living in Florida we don’t get to see the beautiful change of seasons from fall to winter. Last week, while on vacation in the Smokey Mountains, I got to see it all. In all its wonderful, colorful glory.
Wanting to preserve (and share) what we experienced I decided to press several leaves and send to the grandparents. It made for a great craft project to do with my son — starting with the collecting of the leaves from his Aunt Carol’s yard. We chased each other down the long driveway to trees who had the most red leaves and started picking up the best ones.
Next we put them in a phone book to dry out. We pressed them between pages and drove them home with us the next day. Then, put them between wax paper and pressed them with a hot iron.
Viola, fall wall art.
If only we could capture the weather and smell too.
- Instructions on how to press fall leaves in wax paper.
- Fall leaf placemat craft.
- Fall leaf collection coloring page (free print out).