How do you like them? Do they really last the child's entire growing years? What's the best place to get them? The site I found them on is out of stock.
They are awesome. We still have my son's from when he was 2.
I think I bought mine from eBay but any Waldorf site usually has them. Off of the top of my head:
They are good for little hands to hold, and also to keep children from drawing in such a linear hard fashion so early.
I think we got ours from Three Sisters, but shop around. Not all places have the same price. We really like them--they're toys as well as crayons. My daughter uses them to make cakes, trains, tables, whatever. Conventional crayons break about 30 seconds after opening the box and are so frustrating for our little girl. I've heard good reviews of crayon rocks, but I admit I'm really partial to the blocks. The colors are great and they come with a little tool to sharpen the edges. Now, if only I could find my tool. . .
You can see a picture of the little tool here--it helps to hone the edges back to their former sharpness or to make the more blunt, depending on what you like.
I still have mine from when I was little. Mine were manufactured in West Germany . We did chose to buy a new set so that my mom could keep my set at her house so dd would have something for when we went there. I loved coloring with them, I still do! I love making rainbows with the sides of them, my mom even remembers using them from when she went to a Waldorf school in Denmark, though she never had her own set. That being said we also have the crayon rocks (not as vibrant and wear down fast) and the lyra ferby pencils (which we also love). Dd can choose whatever medium she wants for her coloring.
Here is it: http://www.achildsdream.com/arts_crafts_kits/art_supplies.htmI think my browser is having trouble with the cursor, so I may have thought I put it in and it didn't go. Probably because I use Firefox. And am 38,000 weeks pregnant.