Leaf Rubbing with Crayons

Crayon rubbing is the perfect indoor art activity for autumn or even early winter. Make a day of picking out fallen leaves of different shapes and sizes. Younger kids would appreciate the adventure of just finding leaves while older ones can make a day of it classifying the leaves.

What You Need:

  • Different leaves – fresh or dried should both work
  • Two pieces of paper
  • Crayons
  • Tape

What To Do:

  • Tape the leaves on a piece of paper. Use just a bit of tape as these can show in the rubbings
  • Put one paper on top of the other such that the leaves are sandwiched in between the two pieces
  • Rub the paper with the side of the crayon and watch the leaves magically come alive.
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