Sunday, November 6, 2011
After a gathering walk, when the leaves (or seed pods, or sticks or whatever) are still fresh, we dip them into melted wax, gently flatten them a bit and leave them to dry on parchment paper. If we want them extra thick, we dip them in a bowl of cold water to harden the first wax layer then dip them again. It's easy for kids of all ages and takes no skill at all.
The wax preserves the leaves for longer than they would normally last but, over time, they still fade and return to the earth as the season passes.