Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Favorite......Sun Catcher Project!!!

Took a Fall walk around our property!

Gathered up a bunch of this and that...ya know...Fall yard stuff! Leaves, flowers, herbs, etc.

You're gonna love this...I think! Get out the ole wax paper. I used two large pieces of wax paper, for this project. Make sure they are both the same size. Drape your ironing board with an old light weight towel or cloth. You don't want anything to spill out onto your ironing board.

Next, display your colorful Fall leaves and such, all over one piece of the wax paper.

Then, get out your crayons and a pencil sharpener.

This part is so much fun! Just start shaving the crayons and spreading the colorful pieces all over your leaves and wax paper.

Set the other piece of wax paper over your beautiful piece of artwork. Line up the edges. Set your iron to a very low setting. When ready, barely tap around the edges of the wax paper to melt them together. This will keep your top piece of wax paper from moving off of your bottom piece of wax paper, and will keep all your yard contents in between the wax paper. You are basically sealing the edges shut, by lightly melting the wax paper together.

Gently drape a cloth or light towel over your art piece. Turn your iron to medium high. When ready, begin to iron the entire piece of art so that the crayons melt. DO NOT use your steam setting.

It will look something like this......when done.

Hang your new piece of artwork in a window and let it catch the sun. It is magical, to say the least. Loving all the beautiful colors.

Thanks to Mrs Marshall, my Kindergarten teacher, where I first did this project many, many, many years ago....and have continued to do for many years since. And, to my Mom, for always being cheerful and positive as we children brought much of the wonder and the curiosities from the outdoors, indoors. She has always been my best teacher---- ever!


  1. This is so beautiful! I, too, remember you teaching us this project and it is one of my favorites even still! So easy and a perfect refection of fall beauty!

  2. Jenna you read my mind, I was going to comment too and say that I remember making these when we were younger :) it's so nice to find happiness in something so simple from nature (and a lil bit of help from some wax paper and an iron). I think I'm going to have to try this again myself

  3. Grandpa and I have been out taking pictures of the marvelous fall leaves especially near Hope Valley (Hyw 88) and down 395, eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mts., CA. Loved seeing a precious memory having a continued life.


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