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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Craft Idea : Pressing leaves

The trees outside will soon be spotlighting lovely colors of fall. Perfect time to participate in an old craft of sorts. Pressing leaves. There are a few things that you will want to do in order to be ready to press leaves. Take a walk and look at all the beautiful leaves pick some off the ground or choose a few to pick from the tree of your choice. After you have your leaves be sore to place them some where they can be dry and flat between two sheets of newspaper between two heavy books. Keep leaves flattened in such a manner for at least 24 hours.

Now you are ready to press your leaves. Place the leaf between sheets of wax paper. Gently press wax paper with medium hot iron over the entire surface slowly for about 10 seconds. Each leaf will have to be pressed like this Allow leaves to cool Pressed leaves can be done in a variety of ways like

craft source : Kids Turn Central


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