Color pencils are an indispensable tool at home and in the classroom. They are ideal for creating and coloring maps, completing art or science projects, and making signs and labels. Pre-sharpened pencils have an easy-to-grip design for better control and are made with thick, soft lead so they won't break easily under pressure. Children will love to use these durable, vividly colored pencils. Small enough to fit in a book bag, this portable box holds 36 colors. The smooth colors are perfect for color mixing and blending as well as for practicing more detailed techniques. These pencils are created from reforested wood instead of wood from old-growth forests. For every tree used in the manufacturing of these pencils, a new tree is planted. Color pencils are recommended for children ages 4 and up.