Consistent Pressure Gives a Uniform Look. Keeping a consistent pressure with the crayon on the paper gives a uniform, pleasing look. If you're pressing hard, your hands will get tired quickly, so I prefer to press lightly. Interestingly, being aware of how much pressure you're applying seems to be really hard for younger children. It must be tied to motor skills in some way. It won't hurt anything to tell them this tip, but if they aren't implementing it, just let it go.
Here are some tips on using crayons for effects in coloring: You can start with a light layer of the color you want to use first. Then you can cover that with darker or lighter color to add life to your drawing, just like the wings on this butterfly.