Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday Creative Nanny Fall Leaf Rubbings

Fall Leaf Rubbings

To do this you will need:


Go on a short nature walk and collect some leaves in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Then set out leaves, paper and crayons and let your child choose a leaf.

Place the leaf under a sheet of paper and rub it with a crayon. (Sometimes it works better if the paper wrapper is off the crayon and you can use the side of the paper.If the child can’t rub and hold the paper still, you could put the paper on a clipboard, use paperclips to hold the paper together or just hold the paper for them.)

Rub the paper with the crayon and let the magic begin.

The impression of the leaf will appear on the page.

If you want to take this one step further you can offer scissors and let the child cut the leaves out and hang them on a string in the window.

Don’t forget to do some for yourself. It will bring back wonderful memories of your childhood.

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