Stained Glass Leaves

What You Need:

  • Leaves
  • Crayons in red, orange, yellow and brown
  • Kitchen hand grater
  • Shallow container
  • Waxed paper
  • Iron
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Safety scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Twig
  • Vase
  • Rocks or clay

What You Do:

  1. Have your child remove the paper from the fall-colored crayons.
  2. Use a hand grater to shave the crayons, and mix all the shavings in a shallow container.
  3. Place a brown grocery bag on the table and then place waxed paper on top.
  4. Have your child place leaves on the wax paper and have your child sprinkle a small amount of the crayon shavings on and around each leaf.
  5. Sandwich the leaves with a second sheet of waxed paper. Then place another brown grocery bag on top.
  6. Gently iron over the brown grocery bag on a low setting. The wax shavings will melt and blend.
  7. When the leaves cool, your child can remove the paper bags and cut around the wax paper leaves, keeping a small border around each one.
  8. Punch a hole at the top of each leaf and help your child thread a piece of yarn through them.

Hang the leaves in a bright window or tie them onto a twig to make an autumn tree!

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