leaf rubbings

21 Oct

I am joining in with Amanda for {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

** please see this post for excellent tips about doing leaf rubbings with toddlers.  I used the glue trick and instead of staples, I used scotch tape in two of the corners.  Not having to worry about the paper moving helped my girls (age 4 & 2) very much.


24 Responses to “leaf rubbings”

  1. laura emily October 21, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I almost completely forgot about making leaf imprints! These are gorgeous.

    • theladybird October 22, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Thank you! The girls and I had fun making them this week.

  2. Mary Hudak-Colllins October 21, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    Wow! Those are great! My children haven’t done this in ages…gave me an idea for this weekend. Thank you for sharing 😉


    • theladybird October 22, 2011 at 8:16 am #

      Thank you Mary.

  3. Maria Rose October 21, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Oh what a great idea!!!

    • Katie @ lady bird October 21, 2011 at 11:39 am #

      Cordelia might be old enough to do them this fall and I bet she would like it- sophia thought they were fun yesterday!

  4. Sofia's Ideas October 21, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I miss doing that! We have to make faux fall leaves here. 😦 This looks so pretty it looks like it was all placed so precisely.

    It was hard for me to choose a moment this week, but since this made me laugh at myself & how far I’ve come with ocd, I chose “Cheerios and Toes”.


    I really hope you will take a “moment” to come by! 🙂

    • theladybird October 22, 2011 at 8:17 am #

      I bet your girls would like the “rubbing” idea with something other than leaves. What part of the country do you guys live it?

  5. emma October 21, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful leaf rubbings – we’ll be trying those this weekend!

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:41 am #

      Please let me know if you tried them, I would love to see them.

  6. Sara Coblyn October 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Beautiful! I was just thinking about doing some craft with leaves. Thanks for the idea. Did you use just regular crayons?

    I’ve been enjoying the fall in the garden these days…


    • Cassandra August 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

      An inlngtileet answer – no BS – which makes a pleasant change

  7. Kate October 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Beautiful! Might have to give that a try this week with my boys… 🙂
    Have a good weekend!

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:41 am #

      Please let me know if you tried them, I would like to see other people’s. Hope you have a god day!

  8. Ellen October 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    This is on my list to do before it’s too late this season.

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:42 am #

      I had a lot of fun doing them with the girls this year.

  9. amanda {the habit of being} October 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    i used to enjoy doing that as a kid – might have to do it with my littles as soon as the leaves begin to fall!

    • theladybird October 22, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      I think I had just as much fun as they did!

  10. stitchandpurl October 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Ha, I very almost chose a leaf rubbing picture as well today. So much fun!

    • theladybird October 22, 2011 at 8:55 am #

      Did Kaya like doing them?

      • stitchandpurl October 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

        As far as I can tell 🙂 He was not as gentle in his colour choices though; yours turned out so lovely and neat! I’ll post some pics soon. Have a lovely week

    • Kalyn August 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      That’s a sharp way of thnkniig about it.

  11. Lisa October 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Must remember to do these when autumn comes again next year here in the southern hemisphere

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:42 am #

      I bet you are getting to do such fun spring things though!

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