Easy Fall Art Projects For Kids ~ Leaf Rubbing

11/03/2016 11:00 am · 39 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Easy Fall Art Projects For Kids ~ that are low cost, easy, and turn out beautiful every time!

Fall craft projects for kids, LEAF RUBBING perfect for school age children, girl scout or boy scout craft ideas that are both educational and low cost

Easy Fall Art Projects For Kids ~ Leaf Rubbing

Leaf Rubbing can be done any time of the year (that you can find leaves) but we always do it in the Fall. I think it is because we see the beautiful colors they turn, thanks for mother nature and want to recreate that in an art project.  This is a great project to make with school age children or adults. Perfect for church groups or even girls scouts or boy scouts as they learn about different trees or plants.

To make you own leaf rubbing all you need is white  paper, I normally use a sturdy copy paper. Coloring crayons with the wrappers taken off, and scotch tape. You will also need an assortment of leaves fresh picked, so the ridges or lines show up good.

Tape your paper on one edge to the surface you are going to work on. In the photo below I have it taped to my side walk. But taping it to a table works just fine too.  I found that taping the paper helps the paper NOT shift so much and makes for a prettier finished picture.  Lay the leaves you have collected under the paper, put the paper on top.  Start rubbing the top of the paper using the length of your crayon as the coloring surface. Use as many colors as you want, watch a beautiful  image appear.
Fall craft projects for kids, LEAF RUBBING perfect for school age children, girl scout or boy scout craft ideas that are both educational and low cost

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Boyd N Kimmi Severe
Boyd N Kimmi Severe

The triangle crayons you get from kids meals would be perfect for this

Lonalee Hoogland
Lonalee Hoogland

Caren Hiatt. Mom is so fascinated with those leaves.....maybe she would like to do this some time

Leslie Marie
Leslie Marie

Sooo cool deff going to try this with my LO

Jessie Lynn
Jessie Lynn

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Kyla Hatch
Kyla Hatch

They did that at boy scouts last week.

Chris Roan Pinami
Chris Roan Pinami

So great for rainy days. Not sure we have much green left in pa

Tara Sevy
Tara Sevy

Broken crayons still color! Love this idea!

Kayla Higgins
Kayla Higgins

Leia I was in rockport it is nice there but no leaves

Leia Mclester
Leia Mclester

We don't have much variety here in Rockport Texas...

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