Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Craft Day 2

I am so excited about how our craft for today turned out!!!  For those who didn’t see yesterday’s post…we are starting a new tradition in our house…we are making seasonal decorations that we can keep and put out every year and add more to every year.  That way in years to come we will have a treasure of memories decorating our house.

Today we made a fall leaf stained glass picture that I found in a craft book.  Where we live we do not have trees that produce pretty fall leaves…most of the trees around our house are mesquite trees.   But the library has some HUGE trees with big beautiful leaves.  So I decided we would gather our leaves there today since we would be there for story time!  :-)

In the craft book it stated to arrange your leaves in between two pieces of waxed paper and then iron with a steam iron to seal the waxed paper around the leaves. 

I am fortunate to have a laminator and thought that it would look better and hold up longer if we laminated the leaves instead of use the waxed paper. 

So I opened up a laminating sheet and had the boys arrange leaves on there.  We then cut out strips of paper and put around the edges (the book said to glue the strips over the edges after you iron it to create a frame but we decided to laminate it all).  Since Seth has started writing his name I had him write his name on one of the strips.  I wrote Aaron’s name on his picture and then dated them both.  Then we put them through the laminator. 

The boys loved them so much that they wanted to make another one – so we did!!!

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Don’t you think they turned out pretty?!?!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this and can't wait to try it for ourselves! i have that same laminator (it's the best!) and I know that Maddie would love to gather leaves. Thanks so much for sharing this!