If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I have a child who is very reluctant to write or draw. This makes practicing things like holding a pencil, practicing proper grasp with the correct finger placement, using different pressure and changing hand movements to create controlled strokes very challenging. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for things that are fun and help to build this skill. I found some of this Scratch Magic paper and thought it was definitely worth a try.
The sheets have a black, wax-like film on top and when scratched off reveal sparkly or colored paper underneath.
It comes with a wooden, pencil like tool with a sharp point used to scratch the black wax off to reveal the colors underneath.
The package I got came with space themed stencils which I found to be motivating and helpful for him to be able to practice the back and forth strokes of coloring/scratching off the black while getting a finished product that was more recognizable than free drawing.
My Obstacle Course Station Activity: Scratch Magic Paper
Choose a shape to trace and scratch off the black to see what’s underneath!
This activity does not require a great deal of pressure in order to scratch off the black so I didn’t have to worry about him losing interest or getting discouraged if he didn’t see the impact his work was having (unlike the Color Wonder markers which are really cool but he never stuck around long enough for the color to appear and see what he had done.).
Engage, Encourage and Empower!