Wednesday, May 19

Leaf Rubbings

We've always done leaf rubbings in the fall but with all the new plant life out now I thought leaf rubbings would be a great way to appreciate the different plants and leaf shapes we have around our home. A short walk outside around our home was all that was needed to find a good collection.

With the collection scattered around the table we used crayon rocks and crayon blocks for the rubbings.

After a little trial and error, I found the best way was to lay the leaf on a scrap paper and use a small square of paper for the rubbing. The small paper square allowed my daughters to find the leaf easier than if it were hiding under a whole sheet of paper.

They both loved the process of leaf rubbing and worked for a while on this craft.

When we finished we noticed that some of the leaves looked like the shapes of insects. We chose a few to turn into insects and had fun with that too.


Debi said...

I love this idea! My kids & I spend a ton of time outdoors -- and they love coloring, so this would be a great activity. Thanks for sharing!

Claire said...

I spent a long time reading your blog early this morning while all my little ones were still in bed. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Amy said...

Thanks for the comments. Isn't it nice to have a few quiet moments in the morning, I love it when that happens.