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Rub Leaves or Bark to Make Art

Capture beautiful patterns in nature by gently rubbing a crayon over paper on leaves or bark.

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, 12 and up
Approximate Cost: $0
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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  • Crayons or Chalk
  • Paper
Look for patterns in leaves or bark around your area, then make your rubbings.

Place your paper on the tree trunk, leaf, rock, or wherever your pattern is, and rub with the side of the crayon. You'll see the pattern on your paper!


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