Stockmar Beeswax Crayons - 12 Sticks
These Stockmar beeswax-blend crayons are used in Waldorf institutions worldwide.
With their vivid colors and pleasant fragrance, they appeal to a child’s senses. They are also chunkier than traditional crayons, making them fit better into small hands and encouraging a better grip. The quality of these crayons is really outstanding (no crumbling, sticking, smudging), and they are completely non-toxic. Furthermore, they last for years! The crayons can be sharpened with this Lyra sharpener.
Tip: All drawing techniques that are suitable for wax colours can be used equally well with these wax crayons or the wax blocks. The blocks are often preferred, though, for younger children because they can be held a little bit better in tiny hands.
Colours of the set: 01 carmine red | 02 vermilion | 03 orange | 05 lemon yellow | 06 yellow green | 07 green | 09 blue | 10 ultramarine | 12 red violet | 13 rust | 15 black | 16 white.
The set contains: 12 crayon sticks, a scraper, and it comes in a simple cardboard box.
Age: 3 years+.
Size: approx 8.3 cm in length, and 1.2 cm in diameter. They are chunkier than traditional crayons, making them fit better into small hands and encouraging a better grip.
Material: The crayons are made in Germany complying EN71 regulations, and are completely non-toxic. The Stockmar crayons are based on paraffin (so they are not entirely natural), but they also contain 10% natural beeswax which gives them transparency, allowing colors to layer beautifully, and also adds a pleasant beeswax scent. For a complete list of ingredients, and why the crayons contain (only) this amount of beeswax, please click here to read it (in English) on Stockmar’s website.
Care: The crayons can easily be cleaned with a soft cloth and a bit of vegetable oil.
Why Stockmar crayons?
Even though Stockmar crayons are not completely natural, they are still traditionally and widely used worldwide in Waldorf institutions and homes (where there is a huge emphasis on natural materials) simply because of their uncompromised quality. They meet the highest educational, aesthetic and artistic demands. With their vivid and harmonious colors corresponding to Goethe’s color wheel as well as their pleasant beeswax fragrance, they appeal to a child’s senses. Whether drawing, painting, generously applying, layering, scraping, and melting colors, they promise years of pure drawing pleasure. The quality of these crayons is outstanding (no crumbling, sticking, smudging, etc.) – one box of these will last until your child is grown!
Based in Schleswig-Holstein, the Stockmar company has been making quality products for art and art teaching for many decades. Hans Stockmar started with beekeeping products and beeswax candles in 1922. Acting on the suggestion of certain art teachers he soon proceeded to develop his modelling wax, and more than 50 years ago the classic Stockmar wax crayon was created. Over time and with Waldorf teachers, Stockmar created other products, most notably the wax crayon, watercolors and wax decorating sheets. Today Stockmar products are known around the world for their uncompromised quality and production adherence to high pedagogical, artistic, social and environmental standards. They are regularly subjected to testing by independent laboratories in Germany to insure their safety and purity. The company’s logo combines the hexagonal form of a beehive with Goethe’s colour circle, representing two essential characteristics of its products. Based on Goethe’s Theory of Color, the color range is consistent throughout the entire Stockmar assortment. Almost all of Stockmar’s art products are available in this wide range of colors which complement each other. Meaning a carmine colored pencil or wax crayon, is the same carmine as the watercolors, modelling beeswax and decorating wax. Therefore the mixing techniques of combining crayons along with watercolors produce a very harmonious effect. This specific choice of colors, the mutual harmony of the individual colors and the excellent mixing capabilities, is what we refer to as the “Stockmar Color Harmony”.