Pencils offer 6.25mm colored cores and large triangular barrels for a comfortable grip. Assortment includes shimmery metallic colors that work well on light and dark paper. Extra-large, break-resistant core is designed for shading large areas. Core lasts three times longer than standard-size pencils and requires less frequent sharpening. Pencil has a closed end so the core is not exposed for very young children who may put pencils in their mouths. Certified AP nontoxic.