Back to school and homeschooling art and stationery supplies
“From as far as the stars,
To here where I stand,
I come to use my right and left hand…
To draw, to paint, to make, to knit,
For work so fine my hands are fit.”
The heatwave seems over and even though a few weeks of summer are still left, the cooler breezes, and longer nights are already making us think of autumn’s approach and getting all organised for the start of a new school year. Myriad have a great selection of art, stationery and craft supplies especially perfect for children at Steiner Waldorf schools, home-ed families, and anyone wanting quality drawing and writing tools for school or home.
Myriad stock crayons with exceptional drawing properties, and which are non-toxic and made from natural ingredients. Below are shown the Stockmar block crayons, made with beeswax and perfect for learning the correct grip and sitting in small hands, a waldorf staple of kindergarten and lower classes. Stockmar stick crayons, like the blocks, these have uniquely harmonious, strong and at the same time transparent colours giving pure drawing pleasure. Nawaro wax crayons, have high opacity and great drawing properties and are manufactured using only natural ingredients; they are 25% beeswax and are non-toxic and contain no petrochemical waxes. The stearin used is derived from palm oil harvested by selected local smallholders who cultivate their palm trees organically and sustainably. Crayon Rocks, are ergonomically shaped, soy-based, safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly and vegan and also deliver rich colour and blend easily.
We have a really great range of Lyra colouring pencils as used in Waldorf schools and by professional artists due to their high quality, ergonomic shape and intense colours. Below is shown Lyra Ferby Short 12 pencils, Lyra Super Ferby Waldorf selection, Lyra skin tones pencils and Lyra groove triple which is a watercolour pencil, coloured pencil and wax crayon all in one. High coverage, easy to blend with brilliant smooth colour, water soluble, break resistant, 10mm extra thick lead and three sided ergonomic shaped shaft with off-set grip zones.
For first colour explorations Waldorf schools use the wet-on wet painting technique with magical results, see this journal link for more info, To create it at home you will need as shown below: Aquarelle paper, Stockmar watercolours, jars for paint, flat, wide, watercolour brush, and a painting board. We have lots of other painting supplies in our range, for example shown below are the beautiful Children’s Earth Paints which are organic, eco-friendly paints in a special kit, made from natural earth pigments (pure clay), and creative watercolour brush set, made with wooden handles and natural hair.
Myriad also have lots of other back to school or home-ed stationery, perfect for Class 1 and above. Below is shown the Greenfield high quality fountain pen, red hand woven crayon roll, perfect for holding 12 crayon blocks and 12 crayon sticks, we also have one that just holds 12 blocks, or one that holds 16 blocks and 16 sticks, blue hand woven pencil roll, to hold 24 pencils (not included) and main lesson books, available in a range of colours with high quality drawing paper inside.
We also have high quality sharpeners to pop in your pencil case – shown below is the wooden 2 hole pencil sharpener, brass 2 hole pencil sharpener, and crayon sharpener, perfect for the stockmar stick crayons.
custom crayon roll idea
Most children about to start Class 1 in a Waldorf Steiner school will need to bring in a crayon roll, these can be hand made or Myriad sell the above beautiful hand woven ones in either red or blue, made in a Germany community that supports adults with special needs. If you still want to give it a personal touch though we simply customised the above one by embroidering the child’s name on it and adding a few Grimm’s wooden beads to the cords! A unique crayon roll without making it from scratch!
Myriad also stock a great natural range of eco-friendly and toxin-free food storage solutions, whether for school or work these stainless steel lunch boxes, for medium one, are available in different sizes, and the beeswax wraps for an assortment of 3, are great for keeping food fresh, are re-useable and plastic-free!
To further support home learning we also sell a large range of educational toys, letters, numbers and time learning aids, a wide range of books, natural craft supplies and musical instruments, just click on the links to have a look!
Wishing you all a wonderful start to the the new academic year!