Rather than the standard set of color markers, you can opt for Ecolorgy’s Washables markers (above). They are bright primary colors, washable, 25 percent of the tubes are made of recycled plastic and the box is made from 100 percent post-consumer (already been used once) waste. They’re made in the U.S., $4 at Red Apple Supply.
The Stubby Pencil Studio has all kinds of “eco-products” for kids, including beeswax crayons (below) that are petroleum free, all-natural and get their color from plant and vegetable waxes. Non-toxic and big for little hands, a set of 12 costs $15. Opt for non-toxic soy crayons if you want – touted as brighter and smoother than regular crayons. A set of eight colors is $1