This weekend, head outside with paper and crayon (any color will do!) to make some nature rubbings. Take a walk through the woods, in a park, or around your neighborhood to see what interesting textures and designs you can find in natural things likes trees, leaves, and rocks. Then, place your paper over the object and rub over it with the crayon. You can take the paper off of the crayon and rub with the side of it. When you get home, you can display your rubbings. If you have rubbings from a tree, pull out a field guide to identify which kind it is. 

 

Photo by Morast

Written by Samantha Bell