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Leaf Rubbings

Do you remember creating leaf rubbings as a child? It’s almost like ‘magic’ seeing the leaf and all it’s patterns appear through the paper.

What do I need to make a leaf rubbing?

It’s best to get a selection of leaves from the garden or during a walk. A range of sizes and shapes will be most impactful.
Wax Crayons.
White Paper.

How do I make a leaf rubbing?
  1. Place your leaf on a flat surface.
  2. Put a piece of paper on top of the leaf.
  3. Rub the side of a crayon (you might want to take the paper off) over the paper with the leaf underneath and the shape of the leaf and veins should appear on the paper.
  4. Then repeat with different shaped leaves and different coloured crayons.
Leaf Rubbings
Extension Activities

Get a sheet of A4 card, fold it in half to make a blank greetings card. The cut out your leaf rubbings and stick them onto the card to decorate the card.

Cut the leaf rubbings out and order them in size – smallest to largest.

Take paper and a crayon out on a walk with you and try making some bark rubbings against a tree truck.

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Please make sure that the activity is supervised at all times. Only use materials that are age appropriate for those participating in the craft or activity. Also, make sure you avoid anything that may cause an issue with regards to allergies.

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