Easy to Make with Kids: Simple & Beautiful Leaf Rubbing Plates | FreshlyPlanted

Easy to Make with Kids: Simple & Beautiful Leaf Rubbing Plates

And our leaf fun continues! Last year we enjoyed our leaf printing so much that I knew I wanted to do something similar again. Not only did these leaf plates produce wonderful results, but we'll be able to keep and enjoy them long past the fall.

Sticks & Leaves: Rubbing Plates
These were so easy to make! We took freshly fallen leaves and mod-podged them onto little pieces of cardboard. Make sure you securely mod-podge them underneath to help keep them secure. I made sure all  my mod-podge layers were thin and in the same direction so they wouldn't add their own texture. 

Sticks & Leaves: Rubbing Plates
Sticks & Leaves: Rubbing Plates
We experimented with regular drawing paper versus tracing paper. I was surprised by how well the tracing paper rubbing did. I'd love to experiment with it more, maybe make some sun-catchers or layer it in some of our other artworks? As long as I can keep these rubbing plates out of destructive toddler hands, we should be able to enjoy them all winter!

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Sticks & Leaves: Rubbing Plates

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly Planted.com

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