We learned how to make a texture rubbing by placing an object underneath their paper and using the side of a crayon to rub on top of the paper to capture the object's texture. Students were given a variety of different objects at their table and experimented with texture rubbing.
First, we reviewed how we make a print with an object: dip it in the paint, press it down on the paper, and lift up to reveal the print. Then students chose either a black or white piece of paper and started printing at their assigned table. Every few minutes, students moved to another table to print with different materials and paint colors. Everyday objects included sponges, forks, rubber bands, bubble wrap, toilet paper rolls, plastic mesh, spools and plastic caps. Prints were layered on top of each other as students moved around the room.