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Helping families with science activities at home is at the heart of Rev Up the Fun. The newest activity on the website helps people learn about leaves by creating a beautiful leaf picture also known as a rubbing. Many people have great memories of doing “rubbings” of different things when they were young. Exciting and memorable activities help us learn and we think you and your family will love this easy and engaging activity that includes art and science.

Make a rubbing (picture) of leaf by placing a blank piece of paper over the leaf, hold the paper in place with one hand, hold the flat side of a crayon with the other hand, and rub the crayon over the sheet to see the details of the leaf come through as a drawing of the leaf. Find the activity here and watch the companion video too