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The Best Crayons for Toddlers You Can Shop on Amazon

Color us impressed! These genius crayons were made specifically with toddlers in mind.

When it comes to kids’ art supplies, crayons are a perennial favorite. But before you pick some up for your tot, make sure they’re age-appropriate. Did you know that many coloring utensils aren’t suited for children under 3? Fear not—we’ve scoured the market for a few options that are. Here, we’re sharing the best crayons for toddlers. Not only were they designed with your child in mind, but they’re all conveniently available on Amazon. Get ready to stock up.

Photo: Courtesy Crayola

Crayola My First Palm Grip Crayons

You can’t talk crayons without mentioning Crayola. The brand is famous for its coloring utensils, so naturally, it makes all sorts. These egg-shaped scribblers are ergonomically designed for small hands. Bonus: They’re washable (because tots are known to make messes).

Age: 12 months+
Buy it: $13 for a set of 6, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy ALEX Toys

ALEX Jr. Tots First Crayons

These adorable crayons for toddlers, by beloved kids’ brand ALEX Toys, are also shaped specifically for little ones. They promise superb graspability and come in six vibrant colors. Oh, and did we mention a set is just $5?

Age: 18 months+
Buy it: $5 for a set of 6, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Honeysticks

Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons

There’s so much to love about these chubby crayons for toddlers. They’re handmade from natural (read: nontoxic) beeswax, which gives them a delicious honey scent; plus, they’re easy to hold but hard to break.

Age: 12 months+
Buy it: $23 for a set of 12, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy ALEX Toys

ALEX Toys Rub a Dub Star Crayon

Upgrade bathtime with this crayon for toddlers. Each of the five tips produces a different color that washes off showers, tubs and skin (hey, it happens) with ease. Its chunky shape also makes it less likely to slip from your tot’s grasp.

Age: 2 years+
Buy it: $7, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Crayola

Crayola My First Washable Tripod Crayons

Here’s another Crayola style we love for its unique shape. The triangular design of these crayons for toddlers makes them fit better between tiny fingers. It also stops them from rolling away—buh-bye, frustration.

Age: 24 months+
Buy it: $9 for a set of 16, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy ALEX Toys

ALEX Toys Little Hands Farm Fingers Crayons

Want to make art time even more exciting and imagination-inspiring? Opt for these crayons for toddlers, which are also by ALEX Toys. Obviously, they’re great for coloring, but that’s not all. The stackable, animal-themed drawing utensils are just plain fun to play with.

Age: 2 years+
Buy it: $14 for a set of 24, Amazon.com

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Published March 2019

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