Crayon Rocks – 16 Colors in a Muslin Bag Made in USA
Crayon Rocks are completely non-toxic. Made from all-natural soy wax grown in the USA, Crayon Rocks tinted with natural mineral powders.
Crayon Rocks are simply the best coloring tool for young children! They are vibrantly colored and make beautifully textured artwork similar to oil pastels. These all-natural soy wax crayons are made from USA grown soybeans and colored with non-toxic pigment powders. They are designed to strengthen the tripod grip muscles in young children, preparing fingers and hands for handwriting. The shape allows small fingers to apply color in large, wide strokes.
Crayon Rocks take great pride in; their packaging the drawstring bag aides in the dexterity of little fingers.
Barbara Lee, a special education teacher who worked with elementary-aged children for 23 years invented Crayon Rocks after being inspired by occupational therapist Jan Olsen and her Handwriting Without Tears program. It is important for children to develop a strong tripod grip early in their education process (and the younger the better) — handwriting skills depend upon this. A simple tool to develop these skills in young children wasn't readily available, so she set out to create one. She developed these precious soft soy wax crayons in the perfect shape and size for young children to use.
Since a child's first writing tool is usually a crayon, that crayon should be one that encourages him or her to use thumb, first, and second fingers in a tripod grip. This is what makes Crayon Rocks a wonderful tool for fine motor development. Because of their shape, they do not allow kids to easily grip them in a closed fist or with any other inappropriate style of grip that deters fine motor development. (Children with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays and various forms of learning disabilities have tested Crayon Rocks in the classroom).
Most crayons are made of petroleum paraffin wax. Crayon Rocks are made from U.S.A. grown and processed soy wax. They combine this wax with other plant waxes and a variety of non-toxic powdered pigments to create beautiful colors. They use a natural ground rock to give the crayons their body. This creates a crayon that goes on smooth and blends easily and is, in many ways, much like an oil pastel.
Eight vibrant colors come in an eco-friendly, unbleached cotton muslin drawstring bag:
Colors included are:
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