It’s that time of the year to start looking at the leaves for making your “fall place mat.”
Contest Rules for Fall Place Mat: Using real fall colored leaves, glue leaves to a piece of construction paper, let dry. Using clear self-adhesive contact paper, place your construction paper with dried leaves (leaf side down) on the sticky side of the contact paper, do the same for the other side of construction paper. You can add other items for a border. (Like construction paper, ribbon, rope, etc.) Remember to attach an entry form.
Other Contest to be judged at State Session are:
- Bread Dough Ornament: For bread dough use two slices of bread, remove crust, tear the bread into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of white glue, and mix together with a spoon. Work the dough into a ball with your hands until smooth and elastic. Press dough out on waxed paper, draw and cut out your ornament, make a hole (for hanging) with a tooth pick and let dry. Once dry, detail it any way you would like to. Make sure you thread a piece of yarn through the hole for hanging and place your label on it.
- Decorated Squash: Squash may be any type and decorated in any way. Do Not Carve or Cut! Squash does not have to be grown by the person entering the contest. Open to all Grange members. (Attach an entry form.)
All entries are due to the Junior Table before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19. Judging will soon follow.
On a lighter note: It has been a pleasure being the Maine State Junior Director.