Crayon rubbings are fun and easy to do. Children of all ages can enjoy this simple art project. I love to have crayon rubbings for every holiday and season. Sometimes it is hard to find crayon rubbing patterns to go with your theme. Finding exactly what you are looking for can be even harder at a store. I have the solution to that problem here! Make your own DIY crayon rubbings!
Making your own DIY crayon rubbings is easier than you think! All you need is a glue gun and paper. With these two simple items you can make whatever crayon rubbings you need for the theme or lesson you want to teach.
Heat up your Glue Gun and use the Glue Gunto draw or write your own designs on a piece of paper. I would suggest a thicker paper, like White Cardstock or cardboard. Then the paper won’t wrinkle on you from the heat. An adult should handle the glue gun or have adult supervision if it is a low heat glue gun.
You can make simple images or more complex images. This project is great for making hard to find images. I was doing a penguin and winter lesson and really wanted some penguin patterns for the kids to make pictures. So I made a DIY crayon rubbing of a penguin and snowflakes.
Here are a few examples of ways to incorporate alphabet letters and learning into your crayon rubbings.
You can use DIY crayon rubbings to have kids practice seeing the letters in their name. You can have them learn letters this way. You can use them to practice sight words or beginning sound words. I put together a few letters to make the word “snow” for my winter lesson. The kids can learn the letters in the word snow or any other words and letters you would like to work on.
You can also copy pictures if you are not very good at freehand drawing with a glue gun! Make some for holidays or each season. You can trace over pictures as fancy or simple as you would like. The possibilities are endless!
Here you can see what it looks like when they rub the crayon over the glue. Magically the picture or word appears! It is easiest to see the rubbing if you use a crayon with all the paper taken off and they hold the crayon on the side and rub.
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