Crayon Rubbing Collage Picture
July 5th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Crayon rubbings are great fun to create, but what can you make with them?

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A crayon rubbing collage picture is the perfect solution! It combines the two great paper crafts for children. Collecting crayon rubbings is a good way to discover textures in your environment. You only need paper and crayons to take with you as you search for textures. Some ideal subjects include leaves, bark, paths, wallpaper, radio grills, and small items like coins. It is an entertaining challenge for the children to see what they can find.

rubbing-collage Simple pictures create the best collage, but the result is not as important as the fun gluing on the different patterns! Great topics include faces, landscapes, flowers, butterflies and underwater scenes. All of these have some very recognizable elements to them which makes them easy to do.

Once the shapes have all been glued on you can also add detail with a matching crayon, or with a felt or marker pen. I have used matching crayon to add a little contrast on some of the edges of this underwater scene.

To see an idea for using some leaf rubbings to make a picture, check out our Leaf People Picture.

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3 Responses  
Leaf People Picture writes:
September 12th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

[…] The hunt to find items suitable for crayon rubbings makes this a very much enjoyed paper craft for children. To see what else you can do with them have a look at our Crayon Rubbings Collage Picture. […]

Craftylocks writes:
July 7th, 2010 at 1:45 am

Hi Teresa,
Thanks so much for your lovely words and have masses of fun with the crayon rubbings. I first did crayon rubbings when I was at school I think, and still love wandering around with crayon and paper to see what textures we can find.
Glad you popped by, and look forward to seeing you again,
Sarah Craftylocks

Teresa writes:
July 6th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I LOVE this website. It’s fantastic!
I’m going to do these crayon rubbings with my daughter (3 years).
I always need ideas for crafts, so I’ll be back.
thank you!


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