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Shamrock Rubbings

For St. Patrick's Day, your toddler can place a piece of paper over a sandpaper shamrock and make a crayon rubbing of the design.
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Shamrock Rubbings

Shamrock RubbingsMaterials

  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Paper


  1. Cut shamrock shapes out of sandpaper. Use different grains of sandpaper and cut the shamrocks in several different sizes.
  2. Tape the shamrocks to a table.
  3. Show your child how to place his paper over the shamrock and rub with the side of a crayon to get a Saint Patrick's Day design.

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