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Unique Leaf Rubbing Craft for All to Enjoy

Burn some calories and put pent up energy to work creating some leaf art.

Go for a walk and collect some leaves. Look for a variety of shapes and sizes that you can use to create fun projects and artwork to enjoy or give as gifts.

I found lots of great ideas and inspiration at KitchenTableClassroom.com. The creator is a mom and art teacher.  The project I tried and plan to do with my grandkids was the leaf rubbing crayon resist leaf art for any season. You’ll only need plain lightweight white paper, a white crayon, and either old-fashioned dry cake or liquid watercolors.

Place leaves under the paper. Peel the wrapper off the crayon and use the side of your white crayon to make a leaf rubbing on the top of the paper.  Then break out the paints to reveal the leaf rubbings using one or multiple colors.

A bit more information:  Dress up your windows with some colorful leaves. Place leaves between two sheets of wax paper. Cover with a thin rag to protect your iron. Set your iron at a medium heat with no steam and press for a few minutes.


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