How Do You Make A Leaf Rubbing?
• Find a good leaf to draw from. Look at the texture and features on the leaf. Are there holes on it? Has it dropped on the ground recently or has it been on the ground for some time? • Place the leaf on a hard surface. A good suggestion is to use a notebook or cardboard. Put the leaf “veins” towards you (the bottom of the leaf). • Put a white sheet of paper on the leaf. To prevent the leaf from moving, you can also tape it down on the hard surface. • Use a crayon or pastel on its side and gently color on the layered paper over the leaf. Notice that you’ll be “drawing” the leaf on the paper. • Repeat this craft with other leaves and colors. Use soft and hard leaves to compare how drawings come out. Find out where the leaf came from. Explore nature in another way by researching trees and asking other people about them. Get kids interested by asking them where they think leaves come from.