Here’s a fun art activity for toddlers to try: crayon rubbings!
We have been trying out different surfaces to make crayon rubbings. You’ll need some crayons with the paper removed for this activity, and use the crayon on it’s side for the best effect.
I screwed some foil up into a ball, opened it out, and then trimmed it to the same size as a sheet of paper (A4). Then I taped the paper down on top of the foil, direct to the table. My son didn’t quite get the hang of always using the crayon on its side, so we had some normal scribbles mixed in with the rubbings.
Homemade Rubbing Plates
Giant paperclips made good rubbing patterns but they move around quite a bit.
I put paper from the shredder underneath a plain piece of paper and taped it down. It didn’t make the most beautiful picture but it was still texturally interesting.
We’ll definitely do this again when F is a bit older, as I had to help him quite a bit. It would be great to collect leaves later in the year, or just take the whole activity outside and see what we can find.