I'm not sure the title of this post is strictly accurate - it might be better something along the lines of 'mummy (forester who loves all things to do with plants) plays with leaves and encourages the children to join in'! But they did have fun too. Well, not Finn he's not hugely into crafty things and he wasn't in the mood for humouring me this time.Small Things and decided then and there that I wanted to give it a go. Somewhere along the line I worked out, probably from another blog or link, that the leaves could be preserved with paraffin wax as well as beeswax. I have some beeswax but it is such gorgeous stuff I couldn't really justify using it for playing with leaves, much as I'd like to. So instead I bought some paraffin wax cheaply on Amazon (there's lots of sellers) - and you really don't need much so we'll have plenty more for another time.
** With this in mind anyone else trying the same may wish to use a very old bowl or pan that they don't mind sacrificing. Either that or have more patience when it comes to washing up!