Hidden Symbols

The goal of this handwriting activity is to consciously notice and adjust the pressure applied with the pen. Discuss with your child the difference between very strong and very weak pressure and find out together the optimal pen pressure for writing. Improving control over the pressure contributes to writing that is more fluent, enhances the quality of the script, and reduces the stress on the hand and finger joints.

Required material

Colored pencils, candle, printed templates (see resources below).

Resources to print

How to play

Unlock your inner artist and delve into the mystical world of this captivating technique.

Use the back of a candle as your unconventional pencil to craft a mysterious symbol inside the white box on the template. Carefully remove any excess wax.

The secret symbol will come to life when you color over it with watercolors or colored pencils, revealing its mystical charm.