I've likely said this before but I was an arts and crafts nerd as a kid. I still do as much as I can but time just doesn't allow for much. Instead I'm starting Seraphina young. I went through five or six boxes of crayons and other goodies before I found something she could grasp easily. Now that she has the hang of it, she loves it. She also holds a pen pretty well and puts together some mean scribbles.
If only she would stop eating the ends of the crayons.