Leaf Rubbings


By Caitlin Murray Giles


This project is a perfect opportunity to point out the different shapes and textures of various leaves to your little naturalists.


  • White paper
  • crayons
  • paper clips
  • leaves


  1. Place an assortment of leaves vein side up on a piece of plain, white paper. Cover with another piece of paper.
  2. Peel the wrapper off of a crayon and slowly rub the side of the crayon back and forth over the leaves to reveal their shapes. (Use paper clips to secure the edges if the paper slips around too much.)

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