Beyond bluestockings made this recommendation in a recent post:
For this activity, if it is at all in your power, purchase for your children a large set of colour pencils. Twelve pencils is a desperate kind of torture to a child who loves to use colour. Thirty-six is better, but a set of fifty Crayola will set you back about $20 and bring hours of unmitigated joy.Well, BB, what do you think about this set? Isn't it enough to make you hyperventilate?
From Japanese Design house Felissimo:
The group consists of 500 pencils, each crafted with serene specificity so that no hue has gone uncaptured. Upon ordering on a subscription basis, the pencils begin to arrive in an assortment of 25 similar hues. Over the 19 months that follow, the collection evolves slowly and intentionally into a rainbow’s array of possibility.You know, when I was a 10 year old I thought that my life would be perfect if only I had that beautiful box of 72 Derwent coloured pencils. When I finally received them one Christmas I discovered that perfection didn't come quite so easily.
Now, perhaps if Santa had brought 500...