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#1 of 11 Old 11-24-2009, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I want to get some beeswax crayons for the kids. Are they soft or hard? The reason I am asking is because they like to snap the regular crayons in half.

Should I get the block ones or stick ones. They are 2 and 3.5 yo?

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The block crayons are studier and easier for little ones (2-4 yrs). The stick crayons even break during transport occasionally.

Ususally beewax crayons are of hard texture, but if you live in the tropical islands that might be a bit softer...

You might even consider melting any leftovers at the end of the year or so and creature little wax starts or other christmastree decoration.

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We have the same problem with crayons. I haven't tried the block ones yet (but I would like to). We have had really good luck with the Melissa and Doug Chunky Triangular Crayons. Very sturdy, not one has broken yet. Plus, they come in a box that both kids seem to be obsessed with.

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We have the block crayons and they are pretty hard (although we have managed to break some). In fact they are so hard it is difficult for my los (4 and 18 months) to use them. We have a little bowl of the block crayons and some Lyra Ferby shorts out at all times and they always choose the pencils. I feel like I read somewhere that in schools the blocks are actually for older children, which would make sense.

My mil is getting them some crayon rocks for Christmas. They look like they might work better for smaller hands.

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We have the sticks, blocks, and rocks.

IMHO the rocks work the best for my younger kids. My 15 yo loves the blocks.
The sticks dont get much love. LOL

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Hmmm. Where do you get the rocks?

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They are very hard and difficult to break. I used to say impossible as my Ds NEVER had any break, but my Dd somehow managed. Not many and not often, though. I would start with the blocks, anyway, though if your child is really young.
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Definitey block crayons for children that little. I have never, in ten years, had a kid break a block crayon. And we've been using the same crayons for 5 years now, with 4 kids, and they're still going strong!

I'm really intrigued by those crayon rocks. I bet they feel nice in a little toddler hand.

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http://www.crayonrocks.net/

You can order them here. Or we bought ours at Whole Foods.

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Anyone know who has the best prices on block crayons?

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the block ones are great for LO's that like to break them.... the corners may chip but they sure wont break unless they smash them with boots on or something.

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