Our crayons are the art supply that get used on a daily basis. We literally have hundreds of them, many of the same color, all dumped into one tupperware. Since a box of new crayons costs only a quarter during back to school time, we have quite the collection!
Recently, I was searching for art supplies from Amazon when I came across a tin of Stockmar beeswax crayons. The price at almost $21 for 16 crayons was a shock at first! After reading the positive reviews, I decided to see for myself what the fuss was all about.
The crayons arrive in a nice tin case with all 16 colors lined up inside. The actual crayons are larger than your typical Crayola crayon but are still easy to hold for a small child. I had Sofia use them first because I wasn't sure that $21 crayons were something I was ready for our 3 year old to get her hands on!
When Sofia got a hold of these crayons she could not put them down. She literally colored for hours. The beeswax crayons have such a vibrant hue to them that they make every picture look so bright and fresh. They even have a lovely smell to them. When drawing on paper, the crayons make a sort of glossy finish that is totally different than regular crayons.
What was even more amazing than the beautiful color and quality of the crayons was the fact that my girls seemed to know that these were not your typical crayons. Even my 3 year old, Maya, has been taking exceptionally good care of these. After using a crayon, they return it to it's rightful place in the tin. Unlike the bucket full of regular crayons that get peeled and dumped and dropped and forgotten...the beeswax crayons have become the girls' favorite art supply! I am so pleasantly surprised that every time it's time to color, they bypass the million crayon tupperware in favor of the 16 beeswax crayons. Quality not quantity...for crayons too!