Your typical crayon isn't so great, from an environmental standpoint. Yes, most crayons are non-toxic - they're certainly safer than something like a permanent marker - but they're also made from paraffin wax, a petroleum product. Soy crayons to the rescue!
There are lots of companies out there making soy-based crayons, which are great alternatives to the old Crayola, but when it comes to craft supplies for kids, isn't it fun to bring the cute? That's why I'm loving these squirrel-shaped soy crayons from Earth Grown Crayons.
If squirrels aren't your thing, don't worry! Earth Grown Crayons makes their eco-friendly molded crayons in all kinds of cute shapes like stars, flowers, fruits, veggies, and a ton of other animals. Check out this set of farmers market crayons:
Instead of paraffin wax, these crayons are made from all natural soy-based wax. Earth Grown Crayons owner Melissa explains that the crayons appear a little bit chalky, but they write like a breeze, and the chalky appearance goes away as your child uses the soy crayons.
Of course, when you get your soy crayons from an Etsian like Earth Grown Crayons, you're not only choosing a greener product, but you're supporting a handmade artisan who's supporting herself by doing what she loves. You're also opting out of shopping at the big box store and all of the waste that comes along with it.