The Cutest Crayons You Ever Did See {Giveaway}

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.


  1. Jeniharris says

    These look amazing! My children are getting bored with crayons, these would bring renewed life to their coloring adventures.

  2. M Wall says

    I’ve tried “melt the crayon pieces in candy molds” but these seem SO much better! I think they would be great for taking to restaurants – toys and crayons in one!

  3. tiff says

    those are wonderful!  I’ve also tried the melt the crayon pieces approach, but haven’t had much luck getting my boys to try them out, but these shapes are fantastic!

  4. Caitfaulkner says

    Almost too pretty to use!!  These look so exciting.  Lots of other opportunities for use apart from crayoning!

  5. Lynette Mattke says

    These crayons are so adorable. And I love that they are made from natural products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Julie_rainbowbeam says

    ~My little ones would ADORE these, Im pretty sure I saw these for the 1st time on sneakpeeq!! They had butterflies (my fav) hearts, woodland creatures, chinese dragons (i think) & some others!! All I gotta say is I love them & Id love 2 win a set of them PLEASE!!! Thankx!! <3 Julie Wiesner <3  =o)

  7. LizKendall says

    My babe still puts everything in her mouth – crayons seem to be quite the delicacy! Thanks for sharing crayons safe to give her!

  8. Whitneyjadelove says

    I love these!!! all of them! I always melt down broken crayons in small candle molds to make new exciting crayons with swirled colors… but these are great especially because they are eco friendly.. love it!!!!

    • says

      Posted on Regina! This is hilarious. You know there’s semoone out there who’s trying to figure out how to make phallic bathtub crayons, and you’ve just saved them a bunch of time :)

  9. says

    oh my, these put our valentine heart crayons to shame! how cute are they!?!? my forest-lover would flip for the woodland creature pack! come on random number generator, no whammys… ;)

    • Rachelle says

      I thought of your woodland loving daughter when I saw them — actually selected that set because of you:) sorry you weren’t selected. xo

  10. Judy says

    Love the owls! I’d be happy to have crayons without paper. My little girl is obsessed with tearing the paper off more than coloring these days.

    • Grace Garcia says

      Just visited etsy and love the frog set. Super cool, my son would love them. I think I’ll order some for his preschool.

    • Rachelle says

      They do write smoothly, Grace. And that’s so nice of you to order them for your son’s preschool. They’re lucky to have your family in their family :)

  11. Maria says

    These are adorable! I might be tempted not to let my kids color with them. I especially love the woodland box… cute packaging too!

  12. says

    These are beautiful! Almost too pretty to use and wear out… but no doubt, we’d be unable to resist using them. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  13. SC says

    My sons already have some shaped crayons, and love them. These are so cute, they would love the dragons or the woodland animals, or any crayons for that matter!

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