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(Crafts) Crayon Rubs

My favorite crafts are those that require only two or three craft materials. Easy construction, easy clean-up. They also become some of my kids’ favorites because I am much more willing to repeat them!

Crayon Rubs are one of those fun and easy crafts. All you need is a piece of paper (printer paper is perfect) and a crayon with the paper peeled off. The child can then go around the house looking for surfaces of varying textures. Lay the paper on top of the surface, turn the crayon onto its side, and rub it on top of the paper. As you rub, the texture of the surface will come through. This is a simple and fun sensory activity!

*Tip: For an added educational twist, ask the child before the rub is made what they think the rub will look like.



(Crafts) Ink Pad Alternative

markersInk pads are one of the craft supply staples that many of us keep in our stash. If you are like me, though, you dread getting it out. Whether it is used for stamping, making hand prints, or fingerprint art, there is risk for messes, stains, and a lot of time spent on cleanup.

Try using washable markers as a simple, effective, and easy-to-clean-up alternative. Use them to color the bottom of stamps or the inside of hands for making hand prints. They allow you to be more precise, involve less mess, and wash off so easily. At the same time, they present multiple color options without added expense. Kids love it and you will too!