Alfie and Kitty are super-keen colourers – you’ll find colouring books all over the house, so we’re always looking out for great pens and pencils. So many are either cheap and break quickly or too grown up and expensive (like my Prismacolors that are strictly out of bounds!) I was really pleased to discover Stib pencils, unashamedly aimed at children, but good quality. The twelve lushly coloured jumbo pencils are easy to grip and, along with a handy sharpener, come in a rainbow-striped tube, complete with reusable stickers to decorate it.
Each pencil is stamped with a positive description (Peace Keeper, Earth Lover, Joy Finder, Big Thinker, Self Believer, World Changer, Story Teller, Problem Solver, Good Listener, Freestyler, Great Leader & Team Player) relating to a Stibler, cute animal characters who each have a story you can download from the website. They cost £12 per tube (get free shipping if you buy two), with 10% going to we.org, a charity supporting vulnerable children all over the world. Kitty has thoroughly tested them and announced they were brilliant (see our Insta Stories for her decorated tube) – her favourite Stibler (unsurprisingly for a wannabe writer called Kitty) Cat Storyteller, with Octopus Peace Keeper a close second. Such a sweet idea – these would make a lovely pressie for a budding artist.