Snowflake Crayon Rubbings

By  Meggan Maravich 

size: varies

  • Snowflake Crayon Rubbings
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  • Blue cardstock, in various shades
  • White copy paper
  • Recycled crayons, peeled
  • Embossed letters, alphabet beads (optional)
  • Blank card and envelope (optional)


  • Small objects: keys, buttons, safety pins, jewelry findings, wooden shapes, paper clips
  • Adhesives: double-sided tape, glue stick

Basic Supplies

  • pencil, ruler, permanent pen, scissors
  • 1. For pattern, use pencil and ruler to lightly draw snowflake shape on white scrap paper. See Fig. 1. (Note: Snowflakes are hexagonal, or have six points, but design your snowflake with as many as desired.)

    Fig. 1
  • 2. Apply double-sided tape to each line. Press objects into tape.
  • 3. Position white paper over pattern. Gently rub crayons over shapes, creating snowflake pattern on white paper. (Note: If object is one-of-a-kind key or charm, remove from tape after each rubbing and reposition on next taped line. Line up pattern and continue rubbing. Be careful to not press hand too hard on pattern or paper will stick to taped lines.)
  • 4. Trim snowflake design to fit card, tag, or postcard if desired. Adhere snowflake to blue cardstock of choice or to front of blank card.
  • 5. Use embossed letters or alphabet beads to create rubbings for greetings or sayings on designs.
  • Tip
  • 1. Clean out junk drawers for unique jewelry findings, hardware, sewing notions, and other interesting shaped items.