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First Crayons

Otis using Giotto be-be crayons

Giotto be-be pencil crayons came highly recommended as 'first' crayons. They are soft and easily mark the paper. 

Giotoo be-be crayons

Otis using Honey Sticks

Otis with Honey Sticks

Honeysticks may be the most eco friendly choice and yes they smell fantastic. Made from 100% natural beeswax and non-toxic pigments. I love that they're made in New Zealand. 

The unique chubby shape of Honeysticks makes them easier for small hands to hold, but much more difficult for small hands to break! Honeysticks have been "tested in preschools and the kids have tried to break them but they just can't. Plus they love the smell!" - Honeysticks

Honey Sticks - Beeswax Crayons

Otis with Stockmar Wax crayons

Otis reaching for Stockmar Crayons - could these be our favourites

Stockmar Wax Blocks are our favourite. The colours are great. Caspar used these for years and they're still going strong. I love the little tin. Nice enough to take out. 

Stockmar Block Wax Crayons

Crayon Rocks look suitable as first crayons however I cannot find them in stores locally. Are they worth ordering?  I'd love to hear any other 'first crayon' recommendations. 

Have you noticed that Otis looks like he's right handed. When Caspar was so young I couldn't tell but Otis has made it pretty clear. Anyone else picking up on hand dominance? 

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