Rings of Crayon Rubbings

Rings of Crayon Rubbings craft

Start with crayon rubbings, then make rings with the paper strips. Decorate a room, count down to the first day of school, or make paper chains at a party.

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    Creating crayon rubbings is fun! Use the side of a Crayola Triangular Crayon to create rubbings of different textures with items found around your house. Some ideas to try are coins, speaker holes, colander, tile floor, rubber stamps, a woven basket…the possibilities are endless!

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    To make a rubbing, remove the wrapper from the crayon. Lay paper over the textured item and rub with the flat side of the crayon. Fill several sheets with different rubbings made with a variety of colors. Rub more than once—changing the texture and/or the color—for unusual effects.

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    Cut your rubbings into strips. Write words or draw designs on top of the rubbings if you like. Glue the ends of one strip together to form a ring. For each additional ring, slip the new strip through the last ring before gluing the ends. Air-dry the glue.

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    Hang up your chain for a colorful decoration.