The Autumn leaves, drift through my window...The autumn leaves, all red and gold. La la la laaaaaa. hm hm hm hmm hmmmm.
If you have kids and you want to collect leave with them this season, there is a neat way to preserve the leaves from crumbling and fading away. Submerge the leaves in a solution of glycerin and water. Yes the regular glycerin you have in your medicine cabinet. Mix one part glycerin to two parts water and place it in a flat pan. Now submerge the leaves in a single layer in the mixture. Make sure the leaves stay submerged by weighing them down, but try to use something that is unobtrusive to weigh them down with. You want the leaves to absorb the liquid. Leave them submerged for a few days so that they absorb enough of the mixture and become soft and pliable. Remove them and wipe with a soft cloth. The leaves will remain soft and pliable for a very long time. Enjoy!