He loves his crayons. At twenty-eight months, he still only speaks a handful of words, but colours! is one he knows loud and clear.
We can't even go near the drawer that holds them without a demand to pull them all out. God help you if you were just going for a paperclip, haha!
So we got him these.
And yes, I love them. They're perfect for his chubby little hands, they come in a box of twenty colours and they're recycled.
But best of all, they don't roll off the table. I don't know about you, but my guy has to go in his chair to colour, I'm easily distracted and that's how you get toddler murals, people. So if one drops off the table, I get to be the one to chase it.
And they have five pointy tips.
We got them on amazon but they're also available at stubby pencil. Nine bucks may seem expensive, but he only gets four at a time and I make sure they all get back in the box at cleanup time so their lifespan will be longer than a week.
We do have our own little crayon purgatory for making some like these. Did you ever do that in elementary school? My art teacher had a very dangerous looking machine that had a dozen or so shot-glass sized metal cups rigged onto a thick wires that heated up.
No one asked me to endorse these crayons, (I just thought I'd share with anyone else who was maybe tired of chasing round crayons that toddlers tossed under the table? especially with a nibbly puppy in the house?) but, hey if anyone wants to send me free crayons, I'm so open to that, haha!