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Object Rubbings

Materials

  1. Black, brown, or dark blue crayons
  2. White drawing paper

Directions

Look around inside and outside with your child to try to find some textured surfaces on which to make rubbings. Small objects, such as coins, are good to start with. Later, try manhole covers, plaques, stucco, etc. Place the paper over the object and rub firmly back and forth with a crayon. An outline will soon appear. Rubbings can also be made of leaves, keys, woven baskets, and sidewalk cracks.

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From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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