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Bark and leaf rubbing

Bark And Leaf Rubbing

Leaf rubbing is a perfect activity for a dry day, and a great way to make nature art from the things around you. Tree bark and leaves are full of different patterns, and you can collect them with just a large crayon and some paper.

  • Head outside and find a tree – pick one that feels rough
  • Lay your sheet of paper over it and gently rub the side of the crayon on it until the bark's pattern shows through.

Do different types of trees have different patterns? How many can you collect? You can do it with leaves too. Just lay them on a hard flat surface and cover with your paper.

Can you put different leaf patterns together to make a wild art picture? Collect your rubbings in a Wild Journal with some facts about the trees you rubbed.

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