Stocking filler feature #1: Toxin Free Crayons
Tess is the head creator at Funny Little Things, a boutique selling Toxin Free Crayons. She creates natural crayons from scratch to inspire imagination, fun and learning in kids at any age. The perfect stocking filler for Santa this year!
A few years ago, Tess says “she was alarmed to discover that most commercial crayons are made from paraffin; a by-product of petroleum and that recent studies have shown that some commercial crayons have tested positive for nasties like asbestos.”
Not only did Tess find it scary to think of young children potentially ingesting these, but she was also was concerned about the environmental impact. So she set about working on developing a formula for crayons using all natural, sustainably sourced waxes and non-toxic pigments.
“I have continued to refine my formula through trial and error and product testing and I am so pleased with my product – a safe, natural crayon that produces vibrant hues, is hardy in warm little hands and has minimal environmental impact.”
Childhood should be all about play and having fun. Funny Little Things’ crayons come in a range of fun shapes and sizes to inspire imagination and play. Tess says she loves seeing the joy on children’s faces when they discover the butterfly or car they hold in their hand is actually a crayon! Through play also comes learning and these crayons are a great secret weapon to help kids learn shapes, colours and creative thinking.
Why did you call your boutique Funny Little Things? Tess answers “I’m a shortie, only about 5 foot 2 (I’ve always wished for a few extra inches), my husband on the other hand is 6 foot 4” and has always endearingly called me ‘funny little thing’. I thought this would be a good name for my crayons once I started making them as they are bright and fun little things designed to add joy!
Order your crayons here before they run out!