Tree Leaf and Tree Bark Craft
Hi Owls! Here is a simple activity you can try at home to study the trees in your backyard oraround the neighborhood.I bet many of you have tried this type of activity before, so you are probably an expert already,but I’ll give you the directions in case it’s new for you! All you need is a crayon and a piece ofpaper.
Leaf Rubbing Instructions:Step 1:
Put a leaf upside down on the table.
Put a piece of paper over the leaf.
With one hand, hold the paper and leaf steady, and with your other hand, use the sideof a crayon to rub across the paper (over the leaf). That’s why this craft activity is called a“rubbing.”
It helps to peel the wrapper off the crayon so you can use the whole side.You can try the same activity with tree bark. Since it’s not as common to see pieces of tree bark on the ground, try bringing your art materials over to the tree trunk! Hold up a piece of paperover the bark, and use your crayon in the same way, on its side.If you want, you can share your tree leaf and tree bark rubbings with Josh and Robin firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also share them with the group at one of our futurezoom get-togethers, if you’d like!You can also try overlapping the bark and tree rubbings on the same piece of paper to see whatsorts of patterns and designs you can make with this technique!If you want to keep track of which kind of trees you’re using for your crayon rubbings, you canuse the template on the next page.