This weekend was supposed to be a spring cleaning weekend for Kitty. Her wardrobe has become cluttered with favorite clothes that have, alas, either become too small or too holey! Sadly, she is very averse to patches… apparently, they itch! So, it was with a heavy heart that we set about cleaning out her draws with the goal of leaving them neatly filled with her clothes that still fit and don’t make her look like Oliver Twist.
It was after tidying the very first drawer that she discovered her flower press, well-hidden in her sweater drawer. She immediately remembered putting it there a many months ago. We had pressed Autumn leaves and she was having a very hard time waiting for them to dry. I suggested she put her press in a safe place that was out of sight. I suggested that if she couldn’t see the press, perhaps she’d have an easier wait. As it turns out, her sweater drawer was the ‘out-of-sight’ place.
So, yesterday, with utter delight, she uncovered our beautifully pressed Autumn leaves.
Her excitement at discovering a long forgotten treasure was so palpable that I just couldn’t bring myself to be the “NO, clean your room!” Ogre.
I put the beeswax on the bain-marie and we set out all we needed to make an autumn leaf sun catcher.
All we needed to make our suncatcher was our pressed leaves, melted beeswax and a tuperware lid that has a nice level base and enough of a lip.
When the beeswax has melted (here is a tutorial on how to melt wax safely), pour a thin layer into the tupperware lid. When the top layer has started to cool, let your child carefully (the wax under the cooled top layer will probably still be hot) arrange the leaves upon the beeswax.
Blessings and magic,