At Natalie’s request, I took some photos of her making bird rubbings for a bird book she is writing. She used the Birds of the World rubbing plates, Crayon Rocks, and some watercolors.
Tape down your rubbing plate so it doesn’t wiggle.
Crayon Rocks are excellent for making rubbings — much easier than trying to hold a regular crayon on its side.
Paint with watercolors – you’ll get that resist effect from the crayon.
Natalie decided to “blot” her watercolors – she didn’t like how they were puddling and running on the paper. I think the blotting was her favorite part!
When they were dry, she cut them out and glued them into a construction paper book. She has been adding facts, like what they eat, where they live, what their eggs look like, etc. A really fun project!