Indoor Activity For Kids:

White crayon art

I bet it’s fun for kids to see words, shapes or pictures form when they paint over the drawn on white crayon. And you can repeat this activity as over and over again with different designs.

This activity is inspired by ideas from White crayon art.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Take the white crayon and some paper and draw designs, pictures or words on the paper

Step 3

Have your kids paint the page and see what comes up

I tried this activity with a child from playcentre. I drew a few pictures and words and a little girl and I painted over the drawing. The paint was a bit too thick so it may help to water down the paint a bit to see the white drawing better.

My tip for people who want to see what they are drawing: Instead of using white paper, use off-white or a very light gray.