We’ve been doing leaf rubbings here for years. About 6 years ago I laminated some leaves and turned them into a busy bag. All these years later they are still going strong. This year I wanted to try doing something a little bit different. This time around we have leaf rubbings and watercolours.

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To do your own leaf rubbings and water colours you will need:

  • Leaves
  • Black crayon
  • Water paints
  • Paper
  • Paintbrush

Doing this leaf rubbing and watercolours craft is the perfect chance to go for a walk. I always find that my bag is full of leaves during autumn. Just today I ended up with a fig leave that BB had given me. If you leave time between collecting leaves and doing the craft then put the leaves in a book to keep them flat.

This is one craft that it is best to use normal paper for and not card stock; it’s too thick.

Put the leave under the paper and rub the black crayon over the leave.

Next, using your watercolours, paint in the leaf. You get a lovely resistant painting from it.

This leaf rubbing and water colours craft is a nice change from doing just the normal leaf rubbings. And my laminated leaves came in very hand.

It you enjoyed this leaf rubbing and watercolours craft be sure to check out autumn leaf sun catchers and seed collage pictures.

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Leaf rubbings and watercolours make unique and colourful autumnal pictures.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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