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.


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


Place a leaf with its bottom side facing up.


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


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.


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


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

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