Coin Rubbing

Coin Rubbing Activity

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Every little adventurer needs a place to store all her fun finds—from coins to oddly shaped rocks! Help your kid make beautiful coin rubbings to decorate a fun treasure box. 

What You Need:

  • Crayons
  • White paper
  • Pennies
  • Quarters
  • Dimes
  • Nickels
  • Small box with lid
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Have your child find crayons that match the color of each of her four types of coins. She should have a brown crayon for the pennies and a gray crayon for the quarters, nickels and dimes.
  2. Let her place the white paper over one quarter.
  3. Encourage her to use her finger to rub the quarter first. Does she feel the small bumps?
  4. Now let her use the gray crayon to make her coin rubbing. Help her out if she has trouble -- coin rubbing can take some practice.
  5. Once she has mastered the quarter, have her move on to the smaller coins.
  6. Take a look at her coin rubbing paper. Could it use some color? Have her use bright jewel tones like purple, blue and green to make more coin rubbings.
  7. After she has covered the sheet of paper in rubbings, it's time to make her coin box.
  8. Help her wrap the box with the coin rubbing paper.
  9. Use the scissors to cut the excess paper.
  10. Have her glue the coin rubbing paper in place.
  11. Let her use the excess paper to cover the lid of the box.
  12. Now your child has a special box for all her coins and other assorted treasures!

Coin rubbing boxes make perfect gifts as well. Help your child create boxes full of little snacks or knick-knacks for all the special people in her life.  

Updated on Apr 24, 2014
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