It's like magic!!! That is the first thing that lots of little kids think when they see imprinting crafts being done for the first time. You have this blank piece of paper, you scribble all over it and a picture appears on it. If that isn't little kid magic, than I don't know what is. Scribbling is one of the few skills that lots of little kids have and they are all really jealous of people who can draw. Doing an embossing craft makes them feel like they are gifted too. They are so easy too.
Just put a textured object like a leaf under the paper and lightly scribble all over it. You can do it on lots of cool stuff other than leaves too. The first time I did one was in a cemetery, getting etchings of an old tombstone effigy. I don't necessarily recommend taking a little kids to a cemetery to get etchings off of tombstones but older kids might get into it. A lot of times you can get readable prints from stones that are too hard to read with the naked eye, that really gives a detective like feeling to the kids.
Leaf Imprints - Learn how to use real leaves to make imprints in your paper.
4 Maple Leaf Crafts Paper Imprints Activity For Kids - - With the fall season comes the beautiful red and yellow leaves, why not take your kids out to enjoy them. Plan a nature walk together and take a bag along with you, while out ask the kids to pick some maple leaves to take home for crafts. Use these leaves to make one (or all) of these simple craft ideas. I have done these with my kids each and every year and they always want to make more then one!
Embossed Olympic Medals - - Used embossing paper and design your own Olympic medals.
"Have a great vacation!" card with a quilled crab and sailboat - This is a simple handmade card with elements of paper quilling. The quilled shapes require some experience in quilling (especially the crab, which is very tiny), so I can’t say this is beginner’s level. I also tried to incorporate some embossing into this project.
Homemade Paper Imprints - - Funky shapes can be used as embossing tools in order for kids to make modern 'fossils' with this Homemade Paper Imprints craft.
How to Make a Leaf Stamp Collage - - A collage is a collection of objects put together on paper or other canvas. Collages made out of leaf stamps are a way for children to not only learn about many types of leaves, but to create a distinct art piece. Create quality family time and a true learning experience with this colorful craft, and you will have a beautiful collage to hang up in your home when it is done.
How to Make Leaf Stamps - - The natural beauty of a leaf can be seen throughout most months of the year, but in the fall this beauty seems the most distinctive. A great way to capture the spirit of the season is to make your own leaf stamps. Not only does this get the kids outdoors for a little fresh air, but also leads to endless hours of crafts on those chillier days. Read on to learn how to make leaf stamps.
How Children Can Make Paper Imprinted Stamps With Fall Leaves - - When fall leaves begin to change color, they can create a dazzling display. You can preserve the beauty of autumn by making fall leaf stamps before the leaves fall off the trees. These can then be used to create simple yet beautiful works of art. If you like to do craft projects often, chances are you already have all the materials you need. This is a wonderful project to keep kids busy on cold, rainy days.
Let the Sun Imprint Your Scrapbook Paper Craft for Kids - - If you've ever walked through a craft supply store, you might think you've seen it all, when it comes to scrapbook paper, but trust me, you haven't! There's a unique type of scrapbook paper that you can make yourself, and you've never seen anything like it. And it's so cheap and easy you'll be making all your own scrapbook paper from now on!
Prints Paper Imprints Charming Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers - - Looking for an easy introduction to printmaking for your toddler? Try this simple technique, which uses plain water and bleeding tissue paper to create beautifully colored designs (and, we should note, beautifully stained fingertips that come clean with a generous amount of soap and water).