Pressed Leaves Place Mat (Version 2)
Parental supervision is recommended
Make memories by creating these pressed leaves place mats. It's a fall craft that kids will remember and pass on as a Thanksgiving tradition.
What you'll need:
- 2 Sheets of wax paper, place mat size
- Waxed paper, for pressing
- Large book, dictionary or encyclopedia
- Paper sacks
How to make it:
- Gather some fall leaves.
- Place each of the leaves between two pieces of waxed paper.
- Place the leaves inside a large book to flatten them.
- After the leaves are flattened, take them out of the book and remove the waxed paper. This may take a day to about a week.
- Cut the paper sack in half, discarding the bottom of the sack.
- Place one piece of the paper sack on a safe place to iron (countertop is one idea, ask first!)
- Preheat your iron to medium setting (no steam).
- Place one sheet of wax paper (cut to place mat size) on the sack.
- Arrange your leaves on the wax paper in any way desired.
- Place the second sheet of wax paper (cut to place mat size) on top of the leaves.
- Place the second piece of paper sack to cover.
- Iron on the sack, checking to see if the wax paper has adhered together. Let cool.
- You can trim around the edges or use decorative scissors to give it a different look.