Sunday, February 3, 2013

Crayon Baking Fun!

Ready for the oven!
 Begin this fun activity by getting your box of broken crayons.  Make them into smaller pieces and peel off all the paper.  Next, place them in a cupcake baking tray that you use for crafts. Breaking and peeling the crayons encourages fine motor skills working on strength, coordination and refining a pincer grasp. Include cognitive skills by naming the crayon colors as you put them in the tray.

You don't need to use a cupcake liner in the tray (happy environment :). Just make sure that the crayons are completely cooled before popping them out. 
Bake the crayons for 20 minutes, let them cool and then enjoy coloring! Coloring is a 
fantastic activity that works on visual-motor skills (coordinating hand and eye movements!).


Fresh out of the oven!
Homemade rainbow crayons ready for coloring!
Coloring also increases intrinsic hand strength or the small muscles of the hand.

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