Feature: “Bee” Creative the Natural Way! with Filana Crayons

featured school supplies Nov 07, 2023
Waldorf Block and Stick Crayons

Crayons were originally developed as dry paints for teachers. Filana Crayons were developed by David Kennedy, a retired Waldorf teacher. He inquired of colleagues and community as to what was important to them, and heard a clear need for totally non toxic art supplies, free from petroleum chemicals. So he took to formulating crayons that did not contain paraffin. Paraffin is essentially the sludge in the bottom of the oil refinery process. Look it up, nasty stuff.  From there, David set on building Filana Organic Beeswax Crayons. Today, Wendy Brodhead runs Filana, and she and her family are dedicated to continuing the commitment to making Filana finest crayons available.

“Bee” creative the natural way!

Filana Crayons are hand-poured in small batches, using organic beeswax. You’ll see and feel the difference. Handcrafted in a small factory in rural Western Colorado in the beautiful town of  Paonia, two hours west of Aspen and three hours east of Moab, Utah. We are proud to operate a family business in a small town.

Made with just the right amount of natural waxes, color, and love.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we love making them.

Made with just the right amount of natural waxes, color, and love…

We offer stick crayons and block crayons in packages of 8 or 12 in an assortment of luminescent colors, including our new skin tone collection. Filana Organic Beeswax Crayons are a natural alternative to conventional crayons for artists of all ages. While most crayons are made from paraffin and petroleum wax in huge factories, ours are not. Our crayons are hand-poured in small batches using organic beeswax. You’ll feel the difference made by our non-toxic ingredients, and you’ll see the luminescence of our special blends.

Whether you’re looking to express yourself through art, assure that your little ones are using safe, clean supplies, or giving a gift to loved ones  or are simply looking for a gift for your loved ones, Filana has a brilliant selection of organic beeswax crayons for you to choose from.

What families are saying about Filana Crayons:

“These block crayons have stood up to the rigors of being used by an under two-year-old and a six-year-old beautifully.”

“These crayons are lovely. They were well packaged-no broken or chipped crayons in our box. My kids were so excited to use them I wasn’t able to get a picture of them before they colored with them but I did get a couple action shots and a pic of the crayons all in their box after a few uses. My boys are VERY rough on crayons and Crayola sticks just do not work for them right now. The younger one immediately starts snapping them and the older one ends up breaking them too though it not intentional. These block crayons have stood up to the rigors of being used by an under two-year-old and a six-year-old beautifully. They are easy for both kids to hold and use due to their shape.” -HB

"Outperforms Stockmar every time"

"We have owned a set of Stockmar block crayons for a while (before more options were available, and they were then considered the gold standard) and recently decided to give Filana a try. We are in love with Filana and will never go back to Stockmar. If both sets are on the table all four children will grab the Filanas, even if they have to reach over the Stockmars to do so. They go on smooth and provide rich, vivid colors. These crayons are worth the investment and I look forward to purchasing the stick versions in the future." -AMC

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