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    Default What is the best drawing tool for a 2 year old?

    DD loves drawing...but, i am finding it difficult to find the right things for her.

    She pushes the nibs in on textas, breaks crayons (including those windy ones) and seems to get frustrated with pencils (i don't think they are "bright" enough to please her lol).

    Anyone have a great thing they have used? Was planning a trip to office works, so thought i would get her something new!

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    I find the twistable crayons good but you said she breaks those too. Hm, I dunno, our 20 month old is finding it quite fun to draw on walls with anything and everything atm!

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    what about a magnetic drawing board?

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    When my kids were that age we had crayone stones. They are crayons in the shape/size of stones so they're easy for kids to hold, don't have bits to break off and are bright colours,

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    My brother and SIL give my nephew highlighters to use.
    They have really thick nibs so they are hard to push in and the colours are nice and bright. And they clean off walls easily.

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    We just made a whole heap of crayons out off all DDs old ones.

    You put all the broken pieces in silicon muffin pans and bake in the oven.

    You get big thick, chunky crayons of all lovely swirly colours. I couldn't even break them if I tried.

    After they come out of the oven we even swirled some glitter in them

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    yeah, she has attempted the walls...but only got as far as our white material covered chairs

    Crayon stones sound cool...do you know where you got them from??

    She has a magnetic one...no colours (i was told off by her lol), no drawing!

    I have some highlighters around here somewhere, will try those too.

    Drawing is now a "highchair only" activity!! Unless she is tied down, every single drawing implement is out of bounds. Seriously though, with an 8 year old brother, she manages to find stuff everywhere, just when i think I have got it all, she comes out with something else she can "make pretties" with.

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    Oh I know! It is hard with older kids, there are drawing implements everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    We just made a whole heap of crayons out off all DDs old ones.

    You put all the broken pieces in silicon muffin pans and bake in the oven.

    You get big thick, chunky crayons of all lovely swirly colours. I couldn't even break them if I tried.

    After they come out of the oven we even swirled some glitter in them
    that is such a good idea...but i was super "miss clean" and threw them all out.

    I might buy some new crayons...and just break them myself lol

    I have some cute silicon moulds....hmmmm....PROJECT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileygirl View Post
    that is such a good idea...but i was super "miss clean" and threw them all out.

    I might buy some new crayons...and just break them myself lol

    I have some cute silicon moulds....hmmmm....PROJECT!!!
    Lol I went and brought another packet of cheapy $2 ones to make more

    They are a fun craft to make together too so that's a big bonus too.


 

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