The Day the Crayons Quit sensory art
by Drew Daywalt so this sensory crayon shaving art was completely a hit in our house!
Use the pencil sharpener to make crayon shavings in the colors you want. This is a fantastic fine motor activity for little fingers. Twisting the crayons in the small pencil sharpener really works the intrinsic muscles of the hands. Not only are kids building the hand strength and endurance for writing and coloring tasks, they are using a tripod grasp to manage the pencil sharpener/crayon. It’s a resistive task that might cause hand fatigue for little ones, but not much crayon shavings are needed for this sensory activity.