Best Crayon Sets

Updated September 2019
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At one time, the market for crayons was almost exclusively limited to young children. Adults generally used colored pencils, pastels, or paints for their own artistic efforts. However, the recent rise in popularity of adult coloring books has also raised interest in crayon sets.

Many of the traditional petroleum wax-based crayons are still widely available, and from the brands many people remember from childhood. In addition, there are versions that use alternative ingredients such as beeswax and gels. We recommend non-toxic beeswax options for younger users, but older children and adults may want to try working with gel crayons and unwrapped blocks for better blending and shading techniques. 

For some coloring enthusiasts, having a wide array of color options is a major consideration, while others like the simplicity of a basic 8 or 12 color set. Sharpening and storage are also a consideration, as well as the quality of the pigment. It pays to experiment, and fortuately most crayon sets are affordable.

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    Michael
    Writer

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