I came across this post thro’ Pinterest this morning and thought you might be interested in this seasonal idea to incorporate in a design for your arts and crafts – it comes from an educational site for children, but its just as relevant for all ages. This is an old post but the archives include lots of ideas for learning activities. I have just copied the first bit of the post – if you want to see more, click the link below.
Apologies for taking some time to get the silk paper info together – I have had a few distractions in the last couple of weeks – hopefully I will have time to put it up this week!
I have always loved to do leaf rubbings!
Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the instant ‘picture’ that was created just by covering a leaf with paper and running a crayon over the top.
As I grew to become a nature lover, I realized that a leaf print is much more than just a pretty picture — it’s also a peek into the science of trees.
The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings
Leaf rubbings are one of those crafts that almost every child tries as Autumn approaches. We see so many beautiful leaves covering the ground that we are drawn to capture both their shape and hue on paper.
Since we’ve always done traditional leaf rubbings, I thought we’d venture out this year and experiment with the artform by using materials that are slightly different than the standard white paper and crayon technique. I’ve also included some science terms for discussion during the activity ………