Tracing with leaves

Tracing leaves:

This is a fun art activity you can do with your toddler that doesn’t involve much mess!  All you need are some leaves, paper and crayons.

1

Collect leaves of various shapes and sizes. You can use fresh leaves or dried fallen ones.

2

Place a leaf with its bottom side facing up.

3

Put a sheet of paper, preferably thin or lightweight, over the leaf.

4

Rub the side of a crayon gently on the area over the leaf.   As you do this, you’ll see the coloured areas start to take the shape of the leaf.

5

Remove the leaf from under the paper. This completes the basic steps for making a leaf tracing.

6

Make more leaf tracings using other colours and different leaf shapes.