Leaf rubbing definitely takes some skill. I didn’t think so at first but to clearly see the leaves on the paper one must be sure to use the side of the crayon. Otherwise you will be unable to see the leaves.
See the image below. My daughter began by using the tip of the crayon and those areas look just like lines.
The best part of this activity is collecting the leaves and laying them on to the page. My daughter loved to lay the leaves in different patterns.
FirstPalette has a great step by step guide to make beautiful leaf rubbing art. After reviewing this tutorial, I think we would be more successful if we had larger leaves.
What do you think?