The crafts for kids classic—leaf rubbing—made even easier for children (and more fun for adults too). No more paper slipping around while chunky little toddler, or older fingers, try to rub the leaves' unique shapes and textures with a crayon. Our toddler and I found a better way; and it still involves the best part—going on a scavenger hunt together to find those jewel-toned autumn leaves.
The way leaf rubbing is usually done: Leaves are collected and placed on a table. A piece of paper is placed over the leaves. The side of an unwrapped crayon is used to lightly rub the paper over the leaves until the vein details appear.
This is where our toddler's chubby, small hands could not hold the paper down tightly, to keep the leaves from sliding around. Clear rubbings were elusive; he could manage only smeary scribbles. So, together, we came up with a better way.