Friday, October 29, 2010

TEXTURE, TEXTURE! Learn All About It!!

Today was a potentially crazy day at school. I knew that after lunch there would be Halloween parties everywhere, costumes put on, and a costume parade in the gym. With the potential crazies, chocolate, and sugar, I decided the morning's lessons had to be simple.

I planned to begin texture with my three 1st grade classes. A lot of you have posted images of leaf rubbings, but I've got to say, I don't have much success doing texture rubbings of leaves. They move around, and if I find it frustrating, I can't imagine how difficult it would be for the kids.

What we did:

Students drew a giant bare tree (on 18 x 24" manilla paper) with a big black crayon. Then we filled the paper with texture rubbings, using rainbow crayons I made in a muffin tin, and cut pieces of textured wallpaper.

The kids thought this was spectacularly amazing, and the morning was a terrific success!


  1. Those rainbow crayons are cute! Were they difficult to remove from the muffin tins?

  2. I was worried about that, so I went to the $1 store and bought foil muffin pans. I haven't tried the others yet, but the one thing that would be good would regular muffin pans would be that the sides would be smooth and not crinkled. So I don't know..