Create Rubbing Plates can be a fun activity for the whole family. With just a few simple supplies, this project from I Love to Create is great for children of all ages and can be more elaborate for the adults as well. This is a perfect summer craft for kids!
- Aleene’s Quick Dry Glue
- First, cut the placemat into 4 small squares. I used a board book as my size guide.
- If you are a great artist you could free hand an image onto your place mat squares, but alas I am not. I traced some very basic images from a vintage coloring book.
- The next step is to go over your image with glue. I opted for Aleene’s Quick Dry. I also did two coats to make sure my image was nice and raised. This will be important for the rubbing part.
- Allow your glue to dry completely.
- Using your new rubbing plates is the fun part. Lay your plate on a flat surface. Cover your plate with a sheet of paper. Using a crayon with the paper removed, rub. Presto, your image appears on the paper!