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Circle Crayon Rubbing

What you need:

  • paper

  • 2-3 crayons (large beeswax blocks are best)

  • placemat

  • painter’s tape (optional)

  • objects with circles to rub (Lego or Duplo plates work well…you can also DIY with cardboard and hot glue)


  1. Put out placemat

  2. Place crayons and items to rub in a tray

  3. Put out rubbing supplies and paper

  4. Optional: use painter’s tape to tape item and paper to placemat


First Presentation:

  1. “Today we are going to rub some objects with crayons.”

  2. “We put the Lego down and the paper on top.”

  3. Lay the crayon down on the paper

  4. “Now I hold the crayon and rub back and forth.”

  5. Using the side of the crayon, rub the crayon back and forth until the object’s outline and features are clearly visible.

  6. “Look!  I can see the shape.  There are some circles!”  “Now it’s your turn.”