M&G Wooden Colouring Pencils Range
It was Faber-Castel who were first to develop and produce colouring pencils in 1924. Standard HG pencils contain a lead which is made from graphite. Colouring pencils differ in that they have lead made from a mix of pigments, dyes and other additives to ensure the product holds together properly. Of course, these days there are many alternative brands to choose from including M&G. The M&G offer is presented in card tubes of 12, 24 and 36, each containing different colours in their respective tubes.
Historically, children have been a prime user group but recently, with the growth of the adult colouring hobby, this new market has emerged.
A common error that people make when sharpening pencils of any type occurs when using a small hand held sharpener. The correct method is to put the pencil point into the sharpener and the turn the sharpener, not the pencil. This places less strain on the lead, reducing ‘sharpening breakages’, especially with softer coloured leads. We recommend using a mechanical sharpener with all pencils but especially the coloured lead type. Mechanical sharpeners hold the body of the pencil rigid while the cutters rotate around the point. This eliminated any twisting and bending stress on the shaft.
Key features of M&G Colouring Pencils:
- 3 different quantity choices – 12, 24 and 36
- Convenient card storage tubes with replaceable caps
Buy single tubes of 12, 24 or 36 coloured pencils.
- AWP36803 – 12
- AWP34305 – 24
- AWP36802 – 36