Recently we shared our Leaf Rubbing Family Tree which was launched from our leaf rubbing science project. Not only did we make a family tree, we made a bunch of leaf friends to play games with and use as decorations!
Leaf rubbing is a great skill to develop fine motor muscles in tiny hands but it can get frustrating for some kids. Assist as needed to keep things fun while allowing your child to do as much independently as possible! Add a little face with a marker and you easily have a leaf friend. A simple project for even young tots and preschoolers!
Honestly the process is just so fun and simple, once we got going it was hard to stop! We made a bunch of leaf twins to mix and match together. This would be a great Tot School activity for younger children. Matching skills, color ID, and tons of fun!
Best of all, our leaf friends are cute fall crafts and we ended up laminating them to keep as decorations for fall! I wish I had thought to make these years ago!
See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!