We gathered lots of fall leaves on our walks, then heated up the scraps from our beeswax candles that we’ve collected in a jar. Dipped each one in beeswax and cooled on waxed paper before stringing on quilting thread and hang. I had lots of extras so I made James a little nature table with more leaves, shells, a basket full of acorns and his little pumpkin. This project made the whole house smell good! Idea from here.
Warning: this could be a very messy project. James did not dip the leaves, as it was too hot and messy for a toddler (he handed me the leaves to dip, and helped me stack them after they were cool), but if you want to do this with older kids, I’d read the link above on how to minimize mess. Don’t expect to use the container you melt the wax in for any other purpose.
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