Watershed Explorer Curriculum Activity: Textures of Nature

The world is full of a variety of textures. Learning how to sense textures in three-dimensional forms can help us learn how to represent textures two-dimensionally. In this fun activity, we’ll be investigating and describing our natural world by  creating rubbings of different textures.

Recommended Grades: K-12

You will need:

  • Items collected from nature (leaves, cactus, bark, rocks, etc.)
  • Items with textures that are man-made (baskets, woodwork, metal grates, etc.)
  • White art paper
  • Crayons