Sometimes you see a product and wonder how on earth it didn’t exist already. And so it is with Colour Me, a set of 12 skin colour wax crayons. It all began when founder Kylee, a primary school teacher in South Africa, was mixing paints for the children to paint picture of themselves and realised the limitations of the crayons and felt tips in her classroom.
She and her husband did some research that revealed a real gap in the market for child-friendly products, so they developed these crayons with a triangular shape that helps to encourage pencil grip. We love the tagline ‘stationery for the skin you’re in’ and the idea that children can match and celebrate their skin tone when they’re creating. Colour Me crayons, £4 for a pack of twelve, Cissy Wears (5% of profits go to a charity supporting unprivileged children into education).