When kids are just learning to use crayons in late infancy or early toddlerhood try giving them a blank piece of paper or coloring page that is taped down. We taped ours to the kitchen floor for the day because the crayons cleaned up easily from the floor, but you can could use any surface you don't mind putting tape onto. (I don't suggest the wall tho!) This technique helps your child to master the art of only coloring, leave the paper folding and tearing for baby's first Christmas. K.