We had a lot of fun with this project. We are definitely missing the fall leaves around here and had to find something to make it feel a little more like fall. So we came up with this little project...
First cut leaf shapes out of regular white computer paper.
Unwrap about 7-10 crayons in the colors of your choosing. Melt the crayons. We melted our crayons in the microwave in a pyrex dish. It gets a little hot...so watch cute little fingers that might try to help.
Then set the melted crayons (in their pyrex dish) on the floor and dip your white leaves in. I didn't dip the stems of my leaves, simply so I would have something to hold onto the leaf with, but I am sure, you could let the leaf dry and then dip in all the stems, we were just a little to tired to worry about it by the end. :)
The leaves dry pretty quickly. Dip one side into the crayons and then quickly dip the other side. Then let the leaf drip dry, over your pyrex dish, for a few seconds. It should become hard enough to touch after a few seconds and you can lay it down.
Do this for as many leaves as you like and then hang them on your windows or other creative places. A window creates a stain glass look, but anywhere could be fun. We hung some on the window and some just in front of the window on string.
Heat the crayon back up and create a little bowl out of foil and dump the crayon into it--most of the crayon should easily pour out of the dish. Whatever is left in the dish wipe out with a napkin. Wash the pyrex in the dishwasher and all the cleanup should be done. :)