Bark rubbing

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Using bark on a tree or loose bark collected in the Scout Hut grounds, use crayons to make rubbings of them.


Trace paperor baking paper, collected bark or tree, crayons (with the paper peeled off).


Use tape or pins to fix the paper to the tree trunk. Remove the paper from around the crayon. rub the flat length of the crayon back and forth across the paper. The bark pattern will begin to appear on the paper. Use many different colours if desired. If you know the species of the tree, be sure to write the tree name on the sheet. Show the result to your Leader and then display the bark art where everyone can appreciate it.


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