The Colour Grip collection from Faber-Castell is a brilliant choice for children and students. They are produced with patented 'Grip' technology, designed to aid with proper pen-holding technique. The pencils can be used on everyday paper or card stock and also with colouring books. This set includes twelve essential colours, suitable for illustrating most subjects.
Each pencil is manufactured from FSC Approved wood, ensuring that the forests are sustainable and protected. They have a triangular shape with small raised bumps on each side, designed to provide extra grip, comfort and control. The pencils are filled with colour-rich, anti-break leads allowing more pressure than standard colouring pencils. The leads are also water-soluble, which means they can be brushed over with water to produce watercolour effects. The pencils can be sharpened with any standard size sharpener (sold separately). The pencils are supplied in a practical storage tin, ideal for keeping them safe and organised.
One of the best ways for children to learn proper pen-holding technique is to provide them with colouring pencils and a colouring book. Encouraging children to stay within the lines will subconsciously teach them to develop an understanding of how the pencils can be manipulated to their advantage. This is a technique used by schools all over the world, which has been proven to develop proper pen-holding technique - a crucial skill that will be required later in life.