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What is the best way to make leaf rubbings?

My son has to do a leaf rubbing picture for his boy scouts group, just wondered the best way to do it, I always rubbed over wax paper.. not sure if that is the best

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Asked by miss372 at 10:47 PM on Oct. 26, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • yep with a crayon on its side....i remember those in school

    Answer by MiraclesDHappen at 10:52 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • I placed the leaf under the paper and colored with different color crayons. here are some instructions.

    Answer by hsiburt at 11:19 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • My kids did them at Gilda's Club a couple weeks ago. They put the leaf under paper and rubbed the top of the paper with crayons. They used fall was really cool.

    Answer by NorahSethsMommy at 11:47 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • I just saw it also on tv you can also use a thick crayon on paper. have fun!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by momnlovinit at 6:19 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • You might also want to tape the paper down if your son has trouble keeping the paper still. Don't want any double prints!

    Answer by heydooney at 8:29 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • ♥ I remember doing a Rubbing Project as a child. I used a really thin Copper Sheet and a Cotton Ball dipped in some kind of thick Black Paint. We wrapped the Copper Sheet over a Square of thin wood (or cardboard) and we had what we wanted to "Rub" in between. The other ideas sound a lot simpler! ♥

    Answer by Tiera at 11:17 AM on Nov. 23, 2008

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