Coloring with big boy crayons


You say “Mongol” and I say “#2!” :) Mongol pencil #2 is my all-time favorite writing instrument. The crisp sound of a freshly sharpened #2 on paper is blissfully cathartic. That and the brand carries a lot of nostalgia for me. Every time I see the yellow-orange pencils I’m reminded of the days when my family would troop to the school bookstore to complete our back-to-school checklist. When I learned that Mongol was carrying crayons, I was so excited. Perfect! My toddler has a budding love with coloring so it was the perfect time to try out these crayons.

Wee! Mongol crayons!
“I’ll color your world if you’ll color mine…”

I love the smell of new crayons.
“Every color and every hue is represented by me and you…”

Mmmm, don’t you love the smell of new crayons? This is Timmy’s first “big boy crayons”. The current crayons he has are the chunky ones, so I was a bit worried that he wouldn’t be able to hold these thinner ones properly. I was also a little apprehensive that he would start breaking them. Ah, what a worrywart I turned out to be. Timmy immediately got started on his artwork. No broken crayons or handling issues. Timmy handled the crayons with, uh, flying colors. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun!)

Timmy gets started on his artwork
“Hmm, do I crosshatch or try some etching exercises?”

This is Timmy’s first artwork with his Mongol crayons. I’ll call it “An Experiment in Cerulean and Orange.” I’m sure you can come up with a better title!

I found the masterpiece in you...
“I found the masterpiece in you…”

While Timmy was busy with that piece, I was checking out the different shades. It’s been a long time since I’ve played with crayons! My favorites were these shades of red and blue.

Lipstick shades?
Choose your lipstick shade!

Cerulean on left, blue green on right.
Cerulean on the left, blue green on the right. Which do you prefer?

Check out the crayon box and you’ll notice the trademark Mongol band at the top. I really loved this touch. The band is such a strong branding property that there’s no mistaking this box of crayons is Mongol. The advertising geek in me super loved it.

Trademark Mongol band on pencil and crayon box.
Like pencil, like crayon.

But the box was put aside because I prefer putting Timmy’s crayons in a recycled tissue box holder. This way, Timmy gets quicker access to any colors he wants.

A tissue box for the crayons.
Use a tissue box holder as a quick and easy way for a toddler to get crayons.

A box of Mongol Crayons 24’s goes for P44.75. Hey, that’s not bad at all. These crayons are of really good quality. They’re also non-toxic. Check them out at National Bookstore and at other bookstores and department stores.

It’s Day 8 of Timmy’s crayons and he hasn’t broken a single one yet. Woohoo! It also looks like I’ll be attaching more nostalgia with Mongol, this being Timmy’s first “real” crayons. Holy cow, my toddler’s using big boy crayons. Sniff. Before I know it he’ll be getting from my stash of #2 pencils and sketching in his journals. How blissfully sentimental that moment would be but wait a minute! Not so fast! Today, crayons. Tomorrow, pencils. One colorful, artsy growing up step at a time.

9 Comments on Coloring with big boy crayons

  1. aloi (guiltlessreading)
    June 9, 2011 at 10:03 am (13 years ago)

    ahhh, i looove new crayons! (may mongol na pala — i always like crayola!) and how come we can never sharpen them to the same point as when we first get them? timmy is looking like the handsome little artist he is :) love his little mastepiece!

  2. bursky
    June 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm (13 years ago)

    the ‘standard’ crayon was Crayola. then i don’t know why but in gradeschool, we shifted to Cray-Pas! -_- crayons are still my first love in coloring. that’s why it’s “fun” while you wait for your food in Burgoo. ^_^ the tic-tac-toe in Shakeys and other restaurants is boring, IMO.

    and i envied my classmates who had that big box with the crayon sharpener at the bottom! haha!

    and it’s pretty obvious, too. Timmy ‘s going to be a great artist and a gentle person. (knows how to handle fragile stuff) ^_^
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  3. Kay
    June 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm (13 years ago)

    We have the exact same blog entry … I also blogged his first scribble … :) enjoy more moments.
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  4. upto6only
    June 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm (13 years ago)

    i didn’t know mongol has crayons already and your son is great, not broken any crayons yet (good job)

  5. Photo Cache
    June 10, 2011 at 1:36 am (13 years ago)

    I love coloring and coloring books. I cannot believe Mongol has crayons now. I loved using Mongol too.
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  6. Christina Johnson
    June 10, 2011 at 3:18 am (13 years ago)

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if you have any advertising options available? Let me know if this is a possibility and I would be happy to share details. 

    Thank you,

  7. Mariqia
    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 am (13 years ago)

    I love Mongol # 2, I remember back in high school when we took exams, they prefer # 2. Didn’t know they have crayons too!
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  8. Anne
    June 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm (13 years ago)

    I love crayons. When I was a kid it’s my favorite educational supply together with the pencil and eraser. I love the doodles of your son, an artist in the future. :) Health Questions

  9. Lai
    June 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm (13 years ago)

    My little girl, now 19 months old, also enjoys crayons. Unfortunately, she’s brought her masterpieces off the paper and onto our creamy white walls. Her dad’s an artist and I, too, have a hand in drawing so there’s no question where she got her skills from. However, I do hope she’d just keep them on paper, scrubbing walls isn’t something I enjoy every Saturday morning. But, Ms. Toni, I couldn’t help but notice the colorful wooden blocks Timmy has. I’ve been scouting around for some and failed terribly in finding simple rectangular building blocks, where did you get them? :)


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