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"Are they made from EAR WAX?"
No they are not!
Wikki Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline, food-grade non-toxic wax (and not ear wax like one of my little friend thought)! These soft little colourful sticks are pliable and stick on just about any surface, can be lifted and re-stuck again.
Bend the wikki stix in any shape. Make 2D or 3D shapes. Join several together. Wikki stix make the perfect tool to use for learning and developing fine motor skills. They can be used in a variety of ways!
We love to make "finger obstacle courses"! Watch the video to see a finger obstacle course in action!
We love making finger obstacle courses (remember this one made with a shoebox lid?)!
Little hands can work on the manipulation and planning involved to set up the obstacle course. Fingers then push and press into the table, leap and perform to complete all sorts of obstacles. You could target finger isolation, thumb opposition, manual dexterity, motor planning, eye-hand coordination, crossing the midline, bilateral coordination and more!
Stay connected with more great tips and ideas for working on fine motor skills coming soon!
Have you made a Wikki Stix Finger Obstacle Course? Try it!
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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