Here in the Studio we have a table with our youngest visitors in mind appropriately called “The Toddler Scribble Table.” Children (and their adults) can practice their mark-making together on large white pieces of drawing paper taped directly to the table’s surface. When the paper fills up with marks it’s easy to tear away the old paper and replace it. We typically have an array of extra large crayons for visitors to work with that Meghan made at home. Recently I added Clementine Art’s Natural Crayon Rocks to the table for kids to try. These colorful soy-wax crayons are in the shape of small rocks and come in a pack of nine different colors. They’re easy for small hands to hold and encourage different styles of marks because of their unique shape.
This little boy, pictured above and below, dumped out the whole basket onto the table and while holding several of the rocks at once moved them across the paper in a swirling motion.
These fun little rocks might be mistaken for candy so Clementine Art recommends on the box to supervise children while playing with their product. For more information about Clementine Art’s line of materials for children, visit their website.
Back in June, Meghan shared her recipe for making large crayons from broken pieces of old wax crayons at home, click here to see the post “How to Melt Crayons.”
Do you have a “Scribble Table” in your classroom or home?