Monday, November 1, 2010

Creating Autumn

What do you do when you don't get to see beautiful Autumn foliage? You create autumn colors for yourself....
This project based on my previous post "Crazy Crayons" but with a new twist

First, you will need to make Crazy Crayons in Autumn colors

for which you will brake crayons

and bake them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

and cool for an hour - here you have it

Now, the next step of the project. You will need an orange paper for printer and large real leaves of your choice.

You will need to work on a flat surface. Put the leaf down, paper on top and start rubbing over the area where the leaf is with Autumn Crazy Crayon. I am finding these Crayons great for my 3-year old. Her hands are small and bigger crayon is more comfortable to grab on while rubbing. Also, make sure you will secure the orange paper in order to prevent any unwanted paper moves that may affect the final results. It is so much fun to watch "the appearance" of the leaf
Here is what we've got after few experiments with different pressure

Now, let's think what can we do with these beautiful leaves?

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