This girl loves crafts.
Every day when Noni naps she asks to make a craft so I am constantly thinking of fun, quick and inexpensive things that we can make.
Fall has been a great season for crafts!
We started out with a book that taught Ruby (and us) all of the chemicals that make the leaves change color.
Chlorophyll is green
Xanthophyll is yellow
Annin is brown
Anthocyanin is purple/red
Carotene is orange.
(in case you were all wondering)
She was so interested in the colors and the chemicals that we thought we needed to go out and collect all the colors and shapes of leaves that we could find.
So we headed out for FHE one day and collected TONS of leaves.
So what to do with them?
Well I brought out the wax paper first and thought that we could iron the leaves in between them and then hang them. Well that was an epic fail- it didn't work and just looked terrible. So I pulled out the trusty mod podge and we went to work.
Ruby mod podged some onto a duotang....
We decided that we would hang them in our window as garland and decoration. Ruby liked to hit them with a ruler- she thought it was fun- and of course Myers wanted to join in on the fun too!
Myers even got to paint his own-
Until he decided to eat it. He was so fast there was no way to even stop him!
And now for our last fall craft of the season- for it will now be thanksgiving and Christmas oriented crafts- an acorn covered hanging ball.
Fall has been good to us. I love the falls out here they just seem more real....slower. You can really take the time to enjoy the weather and the leaves and the smells. I fear winter is coming too soon....