Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Leaf Rubbings

Toddler, Pre-K, K, 6 & Up

By far one of most simple of fall crafts.

Let your kids loose and tell them to find all different kinds of leaves in your back yard, or front yard, or the playground, or the park, or even the church lawn. Have them avoid brown crunchy leaves, and of course and leaf the unidentifiable content ;)

For this craft you will need:
  • White paper
  • Leaves assorted shapes and sizes
  • Crayons (fall colors will better show the season and idea, but any crayon will work)
I would suggest doing this craft outside if you have the space. If not, spread news paper or use paper towels or something to hold the leaves. I did this craft with Gracie when she was small and we lived on the top floor of and apartment. Needless to say the leaves brought in all sorts of "visitors" and you will want to scoop up the leaves quickly when you are done and toss them.

Simply have your child place a leaf UNDER the white paper and rub gently with a crayon over top. Soon they will see the veins and stem and outline appear like magic. It is so neat to watch their faces when the leaf slowly appears to them.

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