You Will Need ...
  1. Bag to gather leaves (1 per person)

  2. flat leaves

  3. crayons - preferably old one from which you can remove the wraper

  4. thin paper, like copy paper

  5. cardboard (optional)

  6. transparent tape (optional)

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Step 1: 

Place the leaf on the cardboard. 

Step 2: 

Place a piece of paper over the leaf.   If necessary, secure the paper to the cardboard with a piece of tape.

 

Step 3: 

Using the flat side of the crayon (as opposed to the end) color on the paper.  The leaf outline will appear.  

Step 4: 

Depending upon the type of leaf, you will find things like veins, stems and edges transfer to your rubbing. 

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Basic: 
Science
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children