Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Crayon Rubbings

Getting my three-and-a-half-year-old to draw is not easy.  "You do it" is his usual response to my invitation to color.  Since he sees his sisters drawing elaborate pictures every day, he doesn't like his own rudimentary attempts at art.  However, crayon rubbings proved a magical method for him to get pleasing results.  All I had to do was set him up for success.  My daughters enjoyed learning a new art technique as well.

  • Crayons, paper wrapping removed
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard (thin, like from a cereal box)

These cardboard shapes were used under the paper.

  1. Cut out desired shapes and letters from cardboard.
  2. Position shapes under paper.
  3. Use the side of a crayon to rub over the shape.

I'm linking this activity to Kids Get Crafty.


lightly enchanted said...

that's a good idea, we haven't tried crayon rubbing with my youngest daughter (2), she may like to try it out.

RedTedArt said...

Aaah what a clever way to get young hands to "write Love". Very sweet indeed!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Love it! Will try it later today. I just finished some cereal this morning. :)