What Are Leaf Rubbing Plates
Engage learners with these versatile leaf rubbing plates in science, botany, art, design, geography. You name it, you can probably bring in something in every subject area!
The set of leaf rubbing plates includes 16 leaf shapes of varieties than can be found in many geographic areas. As you might remember from childhood simply place a piece of paper over the embossed plastic sheet and rub all over with a crayon (held flat) and watch the image appear.
How to Use Leaf Rubbing Plates
But don’t stop there! Take it a step further:
Try using chalk or pastel (spray artwork afterwards with a fixative to help prevent smudging)
Try using pencil crayon or pencil
Try tracing the design first on the embossed plastic with a washable marker then apply a piece of paper on top to create a stamp
Add further details to the finished pieces by colouring with pencil crayons or highlight areas with paint
Turn the plate over and fill the back of the image with white glue mixed with food colouring or acrylic paint. When dry lift out a 3D leaf shape! Make them for spring in green and then again with fall colours.
Use the leaf rubbing plates on the Educational Light Cube for creating your drawings and rubbings. But also try how the 3D leaf shapes made out of glue look on the light cube. The addition of sparkles or glitter in your 3D textures makes them pop on the light cube!
Let your creative juices flow and explore these and other ways to bring nature into your classroom.
Try the other rubbing plates too!
We have rubbing plates you can create art for all seasons and occasions with. Try flower rubbings, insect rubbings, fossil rubbings, dinosaur rubbings, snowflake rubbings , animal tracks rubbings and wild animal skins rubbings !
- 16 plastic leaf plates 4.25″ x 5.5″ (11cm x 14cm)
- Guide full of ideas and leaf descriptions