Let’s make texture-rubbing art using items around the house, and then play a fun matching game!
When you’ve lived in your home for a few years, cleaned it hundreds of times, and played hide-and-go-seek more times than you can count, you feel like you know every nook and cranny. There’s nothing like an indoor treasure hunt or an indoor safari though to make you realize that there is more to the interior of your house than you thought.
When we came up with this texture-matching game, we realized that we had gained a whole new perspective.
How to make texture rubbing art
Related: Crayon wax rubbings
Supplies needed to make texture rubbings
- White paper
- Various textures from around the home (we have a list of ideas below)
Use white paper and crayons, and make texture rubbings of various items around the house – we have a great list of ideas below. We suggest using different colors to make the game look more appealing, and so the kids can quickly distinguish between the different patterns.
How to play the texture rubbing matching game
Give the kids one square at a time, starting with the most easily recognizable patterns and working up in difficulty. If they need help, you can use the “hot and cold” method.
Texture rubbing ideas
Every house is different, but we have ideas for household items that make good texture rubbings including:
- grout marks on a tile floor
- central air vents
- bottoms of shoes
- upholstery tacking
- wainscoting boards
- window screens
- TV remote
- a comb
- textured walls
- a dog tag
- kitchen items such as slotted spoons and strainers
- clothing such as hats and belt buckles
- Household items with a variety of textures
- Place the paper over a variety of textures and rub the crayon over the top to create a print.
- Repeat this with as many colors and textures as you like.