How to Make Rubbing Plates:
Did you know that you can make your own rubbing plates with just a few supplies you probably have at home? We made African-themed ones here, but the possibilities are endless! Think Valentine’s Day patterns, Christmas shapes, letters of the alphabet…
Supplies: Cardboard, hot glue gun, crayons, and paper.
Step one: Cut 4 x 4 cardboard squares or larger if you prefer.
Step two: Draw designs on each piece of cardboard. This was an African themed craft for us, so we looked at different designs used in traditional clothing. Lots of geometric type shapes and lines and very bright colors! We also wanted to replicate a cheetah and zebra print. This part required some help from an adult.
Step three: Adult only: trace the drawings with hot glue and let it dry.
Step four: Use the sides of crayons to color and make patterns on the paper.
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