As a kid, I used to love making all sorts of fun creations with Wikki Stix, colorful wax covered yarn. I could bend and form them into practically anything. Little did I know what an incredible tool they would be for my son to hone his fine motor skills.
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Wikki Stix Basic Shapes Creative Fun Kit
Pretty self explanatory, but use the Wikki Stix to form the shapes laid out on the cards. The cards have numbered dots to help kids build their designs with order and ease.
A lot of fine motor manipulation goes into getting the little waxy strings to adhere to the glossy paper. Since my son has poor body awareness due to his sensory processing disorder, this activity is especially beneficial.
Challenge your child to do more complicated shapes. This is fine motor art at its finest!
You can have them “trace” the Wikki Sticks on top of the image on the card, or have them mimic what they see.
Here’s Loopy working on his snowman. (We cut a small piece of Wikki Stix of and put it on the back of some googly eyes
so that they would stick but still be removable.)
He was so proud of his creation!
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