Little J said the big leaf was me, the medium one was him, and the two exactly the same size were Sassyfras and Juiciness. I asked him where was Daddy and he said, "Oh, we'll have to find him one. We don't want him to feel left out!"
We collected some beautiful fall leaves this past week. I decided to try to preserve them for at least this season. I followed the directions found here.
We mixed one bottle of glycerin (found in the pharmacy department) with two parts water. We made a fresh cut in the leaf stem and then soaked them in the solution for 3 days.
They are just as beautiful and soft as the day the kids collected them. I'm not sure how long they will stay this way, but we have displayed them on a square of cork board.