What You Need:
broken, unwrapped lengths of crayon (we love a craft that uses these- I hate to toss them, but who needs broken crayons!?)
flat fall leaves (We made ourselves a little adventure just collecting these.)
masking tape, optional.
What You do:
- On one piece of white paper lay out your leaves in whatever pattern you chose.
- Lay the paper you're going to color on flat on top of your leaves Secure it in the corners with tape. This helps to keep it from moving when your octopus is rubbing.
- Take a broken bit of crayon and rub it along the paper, over the leaves, on its side (not the ends!)
- Watch your leaves come out!
A neat thing to do with an older kid would be to collect one of several varieties and label the rubbings with the tree species.