Rough, soft, sharp, dull, fuzzy, smooth - textures are all around us to serve as inspiration. They can be man-made or found in nature.
Textured objects can generate beautiful, unique patterns. Place a piece of paper over the object, and rub the surface of the paper with the side of a crayon.
Start a texture rubbings collection to create collages, journals, drawings, wrapping paper, scrapbooks, or whatever you want. The possibilities are endless.
Get started with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's Texture Rubbings Project - an activity designed for all ages.