Crayons for Toddlers

My new favourite word; Dexterity: the ability to use your hands skillfully.

Toddlers do not have the dexterity to hold a regular size crayon to draw. We didn’t know this, until L.B. was given her first package of crayons at Swiss Chalet to occupy herself with while we read our menus (how thoughtful). Swiss Chalet is now officially our favourite family restaurant because they’ve also thoughtfully installed a baby changing table in both the women’s washroom AND Men’s washroom. I’m impressed someone from head office is acknowledging that it’s not always the Mommies job to change the diaper, Daddies are fully capable of doing these things too! Back to…Crayon for Toddlers. We want to encourage L.B. to start exploring with art but she is still too young to play with paint without trying to eat it. So, we set out to find bigger crayons that are easier for her to grasp and came across these at Walmart.

In my opinion, paying $6.95 for just 2 crayons is a little too pricey! Don’t ya think?

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw her playing with these at our local community centre. So, I asked the girl working at the centre where I could buy it? and she told me that I could make it at home! Cool…
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Crayons for Toddlers

  • Here’s What You Need:
  • 4 packs of crayons ($1 per pack at Walmart)
  • Silicon muffin cups
  • Baking sheet with aluminum lining
  • Instructions:
  • Unwrap the paper covering the crayons
  • Use your hands to break the crayons into silicon muffin cups
  • Put it in the oven at 230 degrees for 10-15 mins
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the melted crayons set overnight
  • Now your toddler is ready to create her first masterpiece! FYI (make sure you buy the “washable” ones) 😛

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Personally, I wouldn’t use these silicon muffin cups again to bake food but I’ll be saving them for other crafty uses or make these fantastic crayons again for an awesome birthday gift.

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