At first, the idea of colouring on sandpaper might come across as a bizarre activity for toddlers! But in fact, it serves a variety of purposes. Firstly, toddlers will be drawn to the feeling of this new texture and intrigued by using it. But more importantly, it's a great acitivity because more force must be used to get a crayon to colour on such a rough texture. This will encourage your little one to properly grasp the crayon in the correct way, as he'll want to see the colour come up on the sandpaper. By contrast, when using a regular piece of paper, crayons glide and draw pretty easily, so toddlers often don't learn to hold them the right way. You probably won't end up framing these sandpaper masterpieces, as it's more of a process activity, but the benefits will be great and it's a creative way to kill some time!
1) Colouring on sandpaper