Isn’t this the cutest lil’ box of crayons you ever set your eyes on? I learned about Melissa of Earth Grown Crayons from a comment she left on my Facebook page, and can I just tell you how happy I am to have found her? Earth Grown Crayons are handmade (amazing, right?!), all natural, eco friendly and biodegradable. The crayons are made from natural soy wax and nontoxic mineral pigments – more plusses in my book! Melissa was kind enough to send me a box of crayons to review and my kids and I were so excited to find out what was inside.
If you click through to the Earth Grown Crayons Etsy store, you’ll see that we could have been surprised with anything from dragons to strawberries, and we were thrilled to pull the paper back and reveal…
a school of fish!!!
Before she even thought about drawing with the crayons, 17 month old R was content flipping them over over again. They do look like little toys.
She enjoyed this flipping game so much that I brought her a little spatula and pot to practice balancing and hand-eye coordination. Awesome!
Oh, and proof that we also drew with the crayons…
Three year old N gave them a thumbs-up and commented on how bright the colors are. I have to agree.
You could also order a constellation of stars,
…or this sweet woodland animals scene.
In addition to being lovable, the soy crayons have a creamy texture that’s a pleasure to color with. In Melissa’s words:
“Soy is an all-natural, renewable resource that is one-hundred percent biodegradable – making it an earth-friendly choice for kids. Soy beans have been a part of my life since I can remember. Growing up I spent time on my grandparents farm in rural Minnesota. I watched my grandpa plant and harvest soy beans in the fields behind his farm. Now, many years later, I’m making my own creations from soy, inspired by my love for animals and other living things.
My Earth Grown Crayons are made from soy beans free of herbicides and pesticides, and grown on American soil. I use only non-toxic pigments. Crayons come packaged in recycled or reusable materials and are hand-made in a home that strives to be loving of the earth in every way.”
Lucky for us today, Melissa has offered to give away one of her boxes to a Tinkerlab reader. Woop!
If you’d like to enter to win, leave a comment by Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 9 pm PST and the winner will be chosen by random number generator. This is open to readers with US addresses only. Good luck! Thank you to everyone who left a comment. A winner has been selected.
All opinions expressed are my own. Aside from receiving a lovely box of crayons,I received no compensation for this post.