Tree Transfer Art

Tree Transfer Art

Time:45 min Difficulty:Easy  

Heard of tree rubbing? Why not create some cool art from the bark textures you get!

Here’s what you need:

  • Paper
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Tree, tree bark or leaves
  • Tape

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Make your way to your favourite outdoor space. It could be your local park, a walking trail, a beach, or even your backyard. Anywhere that has trees or leaves!

Step 2:

Pick a tree with some cool bark. Is it rough or smooth? Got little bumps or holes?
If you can’t find a tree, any nearby bushes with leaves can do the trick!

Step 3:

Tape your paper against the bark and start rubbing your pencil/crayon start against its surface.
You should start seeing the tree bark’s texture on the paper.

Step 4:

When you are finished filling your paper with color, you can find more trees/leaves to transfer. Compare them, do they look the same? Different?

Bring your tree transfers home – you’ve got the perfect drawings for a fun collage!

Where did you go to do your tree transfer? Can you name the kind of tree (or leaf) you picked? Did you use your bark rubbing in any collage or craft? Let us know in the comments below!