Rubbings Picture

To make a rubbings picture, you will need white paper, a pencil, crayons, and your parents’ permission.

Find interesting things with textures around the house. Cover each thing with a piece of paper and hold it tightly in place with one hand. With the other hand, lightly rub the crayon over the paper so that the texture pattern shows up. Be careful not to rub the crayon off the paper!

After you have made a few rubbings, trace a picture from a coloring book—or create your own simple picture—on a piece of white paper. Place the picture over something with a texture you like, then lightly rub one part of the picture with a crayon. Use a new color and texture for each part of the picture. If more than one person is making a picture, each person could try to guess which objects the other persons used for each rubbing.

[illustrations] Lace; Shoe tread; Woven mat; Metal sieve; Leaves