No deep thoughts this evening, friends; I just wanted to share the latest developments in foliage on our valentine tree. I found inspiration for the newest addition here. Gabriel and I had an excellent morning making these wax paper hearts, and we were utterly delighted with the results.
After we'd collected lots of little bits of color on a sheet of waxed paper, we placed a second sheet on top, and a towel on top of that. (We began with a towel beneath the first sheet of waxed paper as well). Gabriel really, really, really wanted to wield the hot iron. I contemplated abandoning ship, until I remembered our toy wooden iron. Happiness was restored. In the end we both had an iron, and we both passed them methodically over the top towel. Gabriel made an incredibly loud construction vehicle sort of noise while he ironed, which appeared to be rather soothing for him.
When we finally lifted the towel, beautiful swirling colors greeted us. I cut the sheet in half, so we could both cut shapes out of our own pieces. Here are some of Gabriel's.