Monday, November 29, 2010

Scented Christmas Crayons

Here is a fine motor project that encourages fine motor skill practice and muscle strengthening of the fingers. Visit www.YourTherapySource.com for more therapy activity ideas.

2 comments:

School System Occupational Therapist in Virginia said...

Intriguing...really, 8 minutes? Cautious me will be stopping the microwave every 30 seconds. It sounds like an excellent activity for any season; who says we can't use cinnamon for Valentine's Day fun?

Karen
www.OTinPublicSchools.blogspot.com/

Your Therapy Source Inc said...

It really does work fine in the microwave. I have done it repeatedly (well I guess it works fine in the microwaves I use). You could use old muffin tins and melt the crayons in the oven as an alternative if you didn't want to use the microwave.

I agree could be adapted for any holiday. I was trying to think of a way to make homemade triangle crayons or the stone crayons (that are available commercially) to assist with grasp. Any ideas anyone?