We have only recently revisited them, which reminded me how awesome they really are. They are simple to make and cost nearly nothing to make. Plus, you could make any kind of design you want, making it easy to tailor to your child's interests.
So if you are looking for a simple busy bag idea for kids, then look no further than these homemade crayon rubbing cards.
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How to Make Easy DIY Crayon Rubbing Cards for Kids Using Hot Glue
Here's what you'll need to make some homemade crayon rubbing cards using hot glue:
- Pencil or marker
- Hot glue
I then drew the designs I wanted onto the cardboard using pencil.
My designs include a star, apple, flower, tree, smiley face, cat, swirl, and leaf. But, like I mentioned previously, pick designs that appeal to your child.
Once you have your designs drawn, follow your drawing with the hot glue. Be sure to make it thick. A small layer of hot glue will yield terrible crayon rubbings. The more raised up the glue is, the better.
Here are the cards that I made. As you can see, the boys have also colored on the cards themselves.
Once the hot glue is dry, feel free to do some crayon rubbings. Simply place the cards underneath a sheet of paper and rub the crayons over the paper. It's a great fine motor activity for kids! Find more fine motor activities for kids in our fine motor activity books.
Video Tutorial for Making DIY Crayon Rubbing CardsHere's a video tutorial showing how to make these cards.
Other Ideas You'll Love
This post is part of a series called the Busy Bag of the Month Series. Here are some other great busy bag ideas for kids.
Felt Haunted House Busy Bag from Toddler Approved
Pumpkin Felt Play from No Twiddle Twaddle
Cookie Math Play Dough Mat from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Halloween Math Busy Bag from The Educators' Spin on It