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I need an alternative to coins for a coin rubbing craft activity for under 3s

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BroccoliSpears Mon 18-Aug-08 12:22:05

Dd has recently really been enjoying making coin rubbings - coin under the paper, wax crayon scribbled on top; voila - a pretty picture.

I run the craft activities at our local toddler group and would like to do rubbings one week, but don't want to let other people's children loose on coins - bit of a choking hazard.

Any ideas for an alternative?

Othersideofthechannel Mon 18-Aug-08 12:23:19


RubyRioja Mon 18-Aug-08 12:23:32

teaspoons? use end of?

RubyRioja Mon 18-Aug-08 12:24:07

Doh - sorry thought you meant that black stuff you rub off with a coin.

shakes head, wanders off dimly

elfsmummy Mon 18-Aug-08 12:24:37

bark? Still on the tree - or maybe some chopped up logs?

BroccoliSpears Mon 18-Aug-08 12:30:03

Ahhh... y'see I've been wandering around the house trying to think of things to use.

I could raid the garden!

MatNanPlus Mon 18-Aug-08 12:31:02

That none slip matting,
bamboo like sun mats,
a block of lego bricks
floor tile

StormInanEcup Mon 18-Aug-08 12:32:27

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cazzybabs Mon 18-Aug-08 19:56:25

you can buy plastic shapes to rub.

why not just put a selection of objects out and then see what makes good thngs to rub - discuss with the children


string under the paper

bottom of shoes


tassisssss Mon 18-Aug-08 19:58:44

could you blu tac the coins to the table and then use them?

sounds fun!

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