Easy Leaf Rubbing Craft for Kids



Let’s face it.  When it comes to keeping young kids occupied, we moms have to get creative sometimes. But a project doesn’t have to be super complicated for kids to enjoy it. I try to do things with my children that I, myself, enjoyed as a youngster. When I was young, I remember that I loved to do leaf rubbings…and if an activity incorporates bringing the outdoors inside, I’m all in! I had the kids collect leaves on a walk home from the park one day. If your kids are like mine, they surely enjoy this art activity. Mine even said “Mom, this was a GREAT idea!” as they worked away on their rubbings!

What you need:

  • Leaves (recommend flatter leaves for better tracing)
  • Paper
  • Crayons/Pencils



Lay a leaf on a flat surface. Place a piece of paper on top of the leaf. Lightly rub the side of a crayon or colored pencil on the paper above the area the leaf is laying under. Start with a light pressure to pick up some of the details then press a little harder for a bolder print. And that’s it! I hope you enjoy this simple but fun activity that brings nature indoors.

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Rachel has lived in Arizona most of her life and calls it home despite her California roots. She has loved design as far back as she can remember coloring, painting, crafting, and more as a child. Due to her job as a Marketing Coordinator, Rachel learned how to work in many design programs and it quickly took her graphic design skills to another level. Shortly after having her first child she began to blog about motherhood. She started a shop called Just Us Three to provide friends and family with baby accessories, and card designs soon followed. Rachel is blessed to marry her high school sweetheart and be a family of five. She is passionate about God, her family, design, party planning, blogging, social media, local AZ family happenings and more!


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