Crayon Rocks are all natural soy wax crayons made from USA grown soybeans and colored with non-toxic mineral pigments. They were originally designed to strengthen the tripod grip muscles, preparing fingers and hands for handwriting and are used by occupational therapists to develop fine motor skills.
The colors are vibrant and can be layered to make beautifully textured art work. They colour like a crayon and an oil pastel in one but without the mess! Big kids and adults enjoy creating amazing artwork with these little gems too.
Note: Not recommended for children under 3 as the crayons may pose a choking hazard.
Tips and Tricks: How to Best Use Our Crayon Rocks
1.) You can help your children draw beautiful pictures by first starting with a strong drawing before trying to fill in the colors. Simple shapes, cleanly done, make for the most satisfying pictures. Outlining with a marker or pointy crayon after coloring adds definition and covers any stray marks they may not like.
2.) Then encourage them to use the flat sides of the crayon instead of the tip so they get broad swaths of color on the paper. Tell them to cover up ALL the white paper. ALL of IT! They will be glad they did and it’s not hard with Crayon Rocks.
3.) Tell them to put some muscle behind the crayon. Really press down. And don’t be afraid to layer colors. If they don’t like what they’ve done, chances are they can scrape it off or erase it off.
4.) In the end, give the picture a quick buff with tissue or the palm of the hand. The surface will shine up like it has been waxed….which, of course, it has!