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.
“I’ll color your world if you’ll color mine…”
“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!)
“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…”
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.
Choose your lipstick shade!
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.
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.
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.